Interview with Mike Treder, Executive Director for the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology. We discuss the three kinds of nanotechnology; Michael Crichton’s “Prey”; practical applications of nanotechnology today and in the near future; nanofactories; the impact of nanotechnology on the economy; military and terrorist use of nanotechnology; dealing with the risks of nanotechnology so we can also reap the benefits; Eric Drexler, “The Engines of Creation” and the backlash he has received; the National Nanotechnology Initiative; those who want to keep nanotechnology appearing as non-threatening; the possible threatening and disruptive aspects of nanotechnology; the misunderstandings of the effects of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and Brownian Motion on nanotechnology; the IBM logo made from xenon; Nanorex, Inc.; how he became involved in nanotechnology; Chris Phoenix, Director of Research for the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology.

Featured song is "Urban America" by Chiba-Ken.

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