Intelligent Agent

Center for Constitutional Issues in Technology

CCIT is a nonprofit foundation formed as a member of the Foresight family of organizations to provide a specific focus for research, thinking, discussion, and ultimately advocacy in the area of public policy affected by, and influencing, the emergence of nanotechnology.

CCIT's first project was an examination of the expected effects of nanotechnology on the standards and information issues in the field of medicine, funded by the US Pharmacopoeia (USP) Convention, the nongovernmental pharmacological standards-setting organization in the United States.

CCIT is now defining a number of research projects that will provide the first serious examination of policy questions in regard to upcoming issues stimulated by the emergence of molecular manufacturing. One key area is expected to be that of computer security, or "trusty computing."

Center for Constitutional Issues in Technology 555 Bryant St., Suite 235
Palo Alto, CA 94301 USA

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