Talk:Nanosocialism

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Opening statement[edit]

Nanosocialism is a stance that favors state intervention to create and regulate molecular nanotechnology.

Equating socialism with state intervention is a right-wing argument used against socialism. I've read the relevant reference for this page and I can't really see where the author advocates state intervention. Damburger 09:52, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Although I understand what you mean, there are left-wingers who equate socialism with state intervention. The previous opening statement was based on the following paragraph from James Hughes' essay The Politics of Transhumanism: “David Berube is an example of a transhumanist who has worked out some of the implications for transhumanism of corporate control in his essays on “Nanosocialism” (Berube, 1996). Berube argues that socialist intervention would be required to create a full-featured nanotechnology since capitalist firms cannot be expected to develop a technology which would make households independent of their goods, and the market altogether. Secondly, the threat of malicious or accidental use of nanotechnology is so grave that strong state intervention would be required to ensure safe and secure use. Third, Berube repeats the post-work/guaranteed minimum wage argument. He argues that nanotech would destroy the market economy as we know it, along with the necessity to work.”
That being said, I've edited the opening to more accurately reflect the views of Berube. --Loremaster 20:17, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
"Socialist intervention" seems seperate from "State intervention" in his sentence, but I'll let it stand for now as I can't think of a non-clumsy way to express that in the article. Damburger 22:18, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
I disagree. "Socialist intervention" and "strong state intervention", which are expressions both used in the paragraph above, are meant to be synonymous. --Loremaster 22:37, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
I also notice you seem to have removed the link to post-scarcity. As I see it, post-scarcity features fairly prominently in this guys ideas so I'm going to find a way to re-add it. Damburger 22:18, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
I'm OK with that. --Loremaster 22:37, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Proposed deletion[edit]

User:Jrtayloriv has proposed the Nanosocialism article for deletion arguing that it is a non-notable neologism. I suggest redirecting to the Regulation of nanotechnology article. --Loremaster (talk) 03:09, 9 January 2011 (UTC)