Nanotechnology application challenges: nanomanagement, nanorisks, nanoeducation and consumer behaviour. Review paper
T Lobanova-Shunina1, Yu Shunin2
COMPUTER MODELLING & NEW TECHNOLOGIES 2017 21(4) 28-56
1Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Transport and Aeronautics, Riga Technical University, 1 Lomonosov Str., Bld V, LV-1019, Riga, Latvia
2Institute of Solid State Physics of the University of Latvia, 8 Kengaraga Str., Riga, LV-1063, Latvia
New emerging technologies are entering the society, which makes civil society the location for moral authority. Society is about the quality of human relationships, it is where people have to accept responsibility for the consequences of their actions; it is where the nano meets the micro and the micro meets the macro issues. Society belongs to all of us and everyone has his role to play. A new way of systems thinking - nanothinking demonstrates technology trends from perfectness to non-regularity. The removal of current contradictions between regular and non-regular systems and the corresponding nanophenomena is the way to novel processes in the development of nanosciences and nanotechnologies, education and industry, consumer society and policy making. This review is intended for nanomaterial consumers, managers, education practitioners, students-researchers, manufacturers, work health and safety practitioners, and other interested people who do not have a background in technical sciences but who need to understand the benefits and hazards of engineered nanomaterials and require guidance on managing risks associated with these.