Employing Geoethics to Avoid Negative Nanotechnology Scenarios in Developing Countries
Guido David Núñez-Mujica discusses the current trend towards using fewer raw materials in manufacturing and using nanotechnology in recycling. In light of these trends, measures must be taken to ensure the economic, environmental and social welfare of developing countries, as they may be severely affected by a loss of foreign trade.
Consciousness in Humans and Elsewhere
In describing the complex mechanisms by which the Hepatitis B virus is able to survive and transmit itself, Barry S. Blumberg wonders if we can consider the virus as having a consciousness. This question can be applied to other entities and is relevant as we nagivate the future of geoethical nanotechnology.
The Dynamics of C-termini of Microtubules in Dendrites: A Possible Clue for the Role of Neural Cytoskeleton in the Functioning of the Brain
Jack Tuszynski showcases the computational complexities of the central nervous system and explains how these dynamic and programmable systems show potential for the idea of building a new nano-universe.
Scope and Resolution in Neural Prosthetics and Special Concerns for the Emulation of a Whole Brain
Randal Koene explores the relationships, increasing difficulties and ethical concerns associated with neural prostheses, whole brain emulation, and mind uploading.