About CRN: What Others Say
Center for Responsible Nanotechnology focuses on the key challenge of fostering
the promise while protecting from the peril of advanced technologies, in
particular nanotechnology, and creates valuable discussions on topics of global
Ray Kurzweil, author of
several books including
The Singularity is Near
"A challenging, possibly daunting future
rushes toward us. We need caution and skeptical worry. We also need ambition and
problem-solving confidence. CRN offers balance and a special kind of wisdom."
David Brin, scientist
and Hugo-Award winning author
technology is the engine of change, then nanotechnology is the fuel for
humanity's future. Like any fuel, we must understand its usable capacity for
doing work and apply that knowledge toward addressing humanity's needs. This a
two-fold strategic process. The Center for Responsible Technology has the
brainpower to do it."
Vita-More, cultural strategist - designer
Center for Responsible Nanotechnology is fulfilling a transcendental role in the
future of humanity. If it did not exist, it would have to be created.
Nanotechnology can lead us to Heaven or Hell, and we have to be aware of the
opportunities and threats."
José Luis Cordeiro, economist and
"We need to take seriously the prospects for
molecular nanotechnology, personal nanofactories and nanorobotics, and attempt
to understand the societal and political consequences of these technologies now,
before it is too late. CRN is the only organization currently fulfilling this
Robert A. Freitas Jr., research
scientist and author of
"CRN has a difficult role that requires
diligence and support as the competitive global race to commercialization
becomes more intense. We are proud to have them as our scientific advisors for
education and rely on their expertise as we build a knowledge foundation for the
future to include ethics and responsible development of all scientific
Judith Light Feather, president of
NanoTechnology Group Inc.
"Only CRN has the unique combination of
technical expertise, long-range vision and industry clout to help guide us on a
responsible path towards advanced nanotechnology."
Patrick Lin, research director of
The Nanoethics Group
"Whether molecular nanotechnology is a curse
or a blessing to human civilization all depends on how we manage it. CRN is one
of the most insightful entities, and has the capacity to guide the world safely
into the abundant nano-era."
"CRN is providing invaluable leadership in the
difficult task of preparing the world for an increasingly rapidly-changing
future. Makers of buggy-whips, take heed."
Storrs Hall, author of
Nanofuture: What's Next for Nanotechnology
"Molecular manufacturing is going to be the mother of all
disruptions, and if we manage to get through this century with our civilization
intact, CRN's work will bear much of the credit."
co-founder of WorldChanging.com
is heading inexorably into an age of sweeping and unpredictable change. These
changes are likely to happen sooner and be greater in scope than most people are
able to grasp. Working to understand the potential of molecular manufacturing
and to help plan for the disruptive changes it will bring about is the Center
for Responsible Nanotechnology."
Rocky Rawstern, editor of
do you handle disruptive abundance? Boldly yet cautiously scouting this
beckoning minefield ahead to find safe passage through
that is what CRN is about, and which makes its work
critically important, including for your personal future."
Philippe Van Nedervelde,
entrepreneur and policy advocate
"The Center for Responsible Nanotechnology is a uniquely effective
contributor to understanding of pivotal issues."
K. Eric Drexler, author of
Engines of Creation and
could offer solutions, not temporary fixes, to some of the most serious problems
faced by humanity including water, renewable energy, and childhood diseases. CRN
is leading the way in frank and honest discussions about how this technology
will impact our future."
Wang, consultant and researcher on social innovation