Clusters of Nano-Conflicts: Security Implications of Disruption of Africa’s Commodity Market by Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology, the science of minuscule molecule, is advancing with potentials that can radically alter the structures of modern commerce, industry and culture. It promises to disrupt global markets and transform industries through low cost, high efficiency and large capacity tools, processes and products. A transformative technology with ability to evolve a new industrial revolution offers many national opportunities and threats. Nations with capabilities to create or adopt and consequently diffuse the technology applications will amass wealth. These are innovators with knowledge-driven economies. Other nations, usually poor, lack inventive abilities with economies anchored on minerals extraction and agriculture. With lack of … Continue reading Clusters of Nano-Conflicts: Security Implications of Disruption of Africa’s Commodity Market by Nanotechnology