Is the nanotech “window of opportunity” closing ?

I recommend you the reading of a recent post by Richard Denison on the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) “Nanotechnology Notes” blog.

Here is the first paragraph : “As one who has closely followed the emergence of nanotechnology, I am sure I was not alone several years ago in welcoming what appeared to be a refreshingly new attitude among a broad range of stakeholders toward the introduction of this new set of technologies and materials.  Calls from my organization to “get nanotech right the first time” were echoed widely.  Perhaps the most frequently used metaphor, though, was that a “window of opportunity” had opened to do things differently this time.  But I increasingly fear that the window is closing. (…)