It is agreed upon that nanotechnology, like most emerging technologies, requires proper, consistent, and coherent governance, however legal and regulatory questions associated with the technology remain, mostly due to uncertainty and the public’s lack of trust in what may be considered controversial applications and the transparency of the legislative and regulatory decisions. Considering the vague definition of nanotechnology the Foresight Institute encourages self-regulation within the scientific community in order to avoid legislators poorly informed decisions. However, some commentators believe that the public must be informed of the possible risks and regulations and policies must protect the best …show more content…
Nanotechnology has been actively used for the improvement, development, and production of cosmetics such as skins creams, sunscreens and shampoos. Cosmetic manufacturers such as L’Oreal have even been labeling and marketing their products as nano-enhanced in order to provide a better delivery of their products’ molecules to specific targeted areas.
Military and Security
The use of nanotechnology for military and security purposes might be obvious since, as previously