Those responsible boys at the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology are fired up over accusations of nanobot hype-mongering and are blasting back at the U.S. government's nanotech program. The best part is that Chris Phoenix and Mike Treder do not even need to write any commentary around it. Using U.S. science policy leaders' own words, they reveal exactly where the hype is coming from. Read the intro, Part 1 and Part 2.
I found the passage below particularly amazing:
- Enabling the blind to see better, the lame to walk better, and the deaf to hear better
- Curing and preventing AIDS, cancer, diabetes and other afflictions
- Ending hunger
- Clean, renewable energy
- Supplementing the power of our minds, enabling us to think great thoughts, create new knowledge and gain new insights.
What molecular manufacturing nutcase is making those irresponsible claims? U.S. Commerce Undersecretary Phil Bond, the same Phil Bond who, just a month before making those comments last year, told me that it's time to "aggressively" counter nanotech misinformation.
Sounds like the patriots at CRN are carrying out the undersecretary's orders.