Applications and Issues in the Fields of Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Neurotechnology, and Biotechnology
Applications and issues in the fields of nanotechnology, information technology, neurotechnology, and biotechnology were discussed. Nanotechnology has been developed fairly recently and regulation is limited, according to some scholars; nonetheless, the scientific community foresees tremendous possibilities with this technology. Advances in information technology are not as recent as nano and neuro technologies; but the field remains transforming the ways in which people communicate and work. Some scholars show concerns in the fashion of regulation and cybercrime; the economic meltdown of 2008 was blamed on the lack of information governance of the banking system. Neurotechnology is highly criticized by some scholars, because of the heavy use of medications to control human behavior; particularly among children. For the purposes of this paper, the focus is on agricultural biotechnology, which has been practiced for decades in the United States. Nevertheless, many other countries still avoid and criticize the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
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