Brian L. Wang, M.B.A.KurzweilAI.net published the article Considering Military and Ethical Implications of Nanofactory Level Nanotechnology by Brian Wang which said
Nanofactory-level nanotechnology could make current weapons systems obsolete and make genocide and super-oppression easier. So the economic bounty from nanotechnology should be used to reduce motivations for conflict…
The development of a nanofactory seems to be between five and fifteen years in the future. If there is a secret nanofactory development program, then nanofactories might be produced at an earlier date. The impact of an introduction of nanofactory capabilities will be considered for the 2011 to 2025 timeframe. Artificial intelligence with human or better performance across a broad range of functions could in theory speed development of nanotechnology, but this is assumed to come after the nanofactory, because it is assumed that nanofactory level technology likely would be needed to successfully reverse engineer the human brain.
Brian L. Wang, M.B.A. is a long time futurist, who has been involved
nanotechnology associations since 1994. He is now a member of the
for Responsible Nanotechnology (CRN) Task Force, and is moderating
technology sub-task force. He is also on the
Nanoethics Group Advisory
Brian has a degree in computer science and an MBA (from Canadian universities) and has worked in the information technology industry for 20 years. He created and ran his own professional services computer consulting company with offices in Canada and the United states and clients in the USA and Europe. He has also been involved in e-commerce, internet startups and real estate investing. He is familiar with angel and venture funding academically and from the entrepreneur’s perspective.
He authored The Impact of Nanofactories on Jobs in the USA, Predictions For a Technological Future, Now Until 2050, Considering Military and Ethical Implications of Nanofactory Level Nanotechnology, and coauthored Nanotechnology in Global Security and Economics.
He won second place in the Honeywell University Futurist Essay Contest. He has been involved in nanotechnology as a Senior Associate of the Foresight Institute since 1997, and he helped write Foresight’s 2003 relaunch plan.
He is a competitive dragon boat racer and has competed at the World Club Crew Championship. He has lived in the San Francisco Bay area for the last ten years. Read the LF Technology Research News website which is created by Brian Wang, Director of Research and the LF Technology Research Department.