To Benefit or not to Benefit from Nanotechnology: That is (also) a Sociological Question
In many cases, when an innovation is questioned, one possible answer is to weigh its benefits and risks. This supposes that these benefits and risks are known. The purpose of my communication is to show that the risks / benefits ratio is not easily determined when we try to overcome appearances and that it is, actually, a complex sociological process that needs to be addressed in a collaborative manner. This communication relies on a field research about nanotechnology. Keywords - Innovation, Nanotechnology, Risks, Benefits, Controversies.