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Nanotechnology by Sherron Sparks

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5Ethics

What about regard for ethics when it comes to inventions and cultural differences? Sociopolitical and sociocultural diversity have their own read on ethics. It is a touchy subject, but one that scientists have clearly taken to heart over the years when they defected and moved to other locations to bring their genius to life. New policies on Internet protocol (IP), trademark, and copyright offer hope, but still, cultural difference, sociopolitical factors, and of course, plain money-greed-power issues will play a part in this trillion dollar technology.

Our ethical values, for the most part, are ingrained and tightly tied to our societal norms, sociopolitical and socioeconomic conditions that often give an indication why some areas of ...

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