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Nanotechnology’s sociological effects

Every new scientific breakthrough brings with it an effect on society, so nanotechnology’s sociological effects are unavoidable.

Electricity is one of the most recent examples, heralding the development of both television and computers which have changed the entire neurological function of modern generations.

The first and most natural instinct of society is to turn new technology into marketable products. In this sense, nanotechnology’s sociological effects may be primarily economic.

Most new technology finds its outlet in the marketplace under an array of brand names; the invention of computers was quickly followed by the branding and marketing of Microsoft. Sociological history has taught us that mankind’s number one incentive is monetary, and nanotechnology is already following this pattern.

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