Nanoethics (2017) 11:123–126 DOI 10.1007/s11569-017-0304-7 EDITORIAL Christopher Coenen Published online: 1 August 2017 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2017 The April issue of our journal featured a special section taking place since the 1980s, in which nanofuturism on both the conceptual and the empirical aspects of the played a crucial role. In his thoughtful, inspiring development and application of future visions in science essay for the present issue, McCray offers fascinating and technology discourse. Various contributions to this insights into how his research interests and approach special section and, indeed, the entire section took the developed in this context and explains his view of the concept of Bvisioneering^ as it was developed by the future as a Bsharply contested terrain^, which differ- historian Patrick McCray, most prominently in his 2013 ent groups try to control by a wide variety of means. book The Visioneers: How a Group of Elite Scientists Focusing on emerging and visionary technologies Pursued Space Colonies, Nanotechnologies, and a Lim- with their Bprotean capacity^ to utterly transform itless Future , as a starting point for their own anal- our societies and, indeed, the human condition, he yses and reflections. contributed decisively to the unearthing of a hitherto
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