Dark Clouds, Nanosilver Linings




A work of realistic fiction, this video follows an intrepid TV reporter interviewing a series of societal stakeholders about the prospect of an emerging nanotechnology company (specifically, involving nanosilver food packaging) locating in their economically struggling city. A broad range of ethical issues (STEM ethics, Macroethics) are raised throughout the interview series.

Discussion questions are shown briefly at the end of the video. The video can be paused to discuss these questions, or a separate file (a component of this Ethics CORE entry) can be used.


This work is funded by National Science Foundation Federal Awards: #1623870, #1338682, and #1338687

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