February 26, 2004

HERE’S A CRITICAL ARTICLE on the nanotechnology industry’s PR strategy. Mark Modzelewski’s email behavior is mentioned:

It’s likely that many nanotechnology business leaders consider, even if just as a remote possibility, that molecular nanotechnology can do everything its advocates claim—both good and bad. This and the fact that nobody has convincingly argued that molecular manufacturing is impossible makes dismissing it outright rather disingenuous, as well as a bad public relations strategy. It’s hard not to think that nanotechnology business leaders are trying to avoid validating fears in an effort to avoid potentially stringent regulations.

Indeed.