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Solution evaluation matrix
Solution/Test Reversibility Harm Publicity Meta-Test: Convergence Meta-Test: Divergence
Description Would I still think the choice of this option good if I were one of those adversely affected by it? (Davis) Does this option do less harm than any available alternative? What person would I become were I to choose and perform this action? (Associating my character with the moral color of the action.) Do the three ethics tests (reversibility, harm, publicity) come together on this solution? Do the three ethics tests (reversibility, harm, publicity) differ on this solution?
Your best solution
A good (but not the best) solution
Your worst solution or a really bad solution

Solution implementation

The chosen solution must be examined in terms of how well it responds to various situational constraints thatcould impede its implementation. What will be its costs? Can it be implemented within necessary time constraints? Does it honorrecognized technical limitations or does it require pushing these back through innovation and discovery? Does it comply with legaland regulatory requirements? Finally, could the surrounding organizational, political, and social environments give rise toobstacles to the implementation of the solution? In general this phase requires looking at interest, technical, and resourceconstraints or limitations. A Feasibility Matrix helps to guide this process.

The Feasibility Tests focuses on situational constraints. How could these hinder the implementation of thesolution? Should the solution be modified to ease implementation? Can the constraints be removed or remodeled by negotiation,compromise, or education? Can implementation be facilitated by modifying both the solution and changing the constraints?

Feasibility Matrix
Resource Constraints Technical Constraints Interest Constraints
Personalities
Time Organizational
Cost Applicable Technology Legal
Materials Manufacturability Social, Political, Cultural

    Different feasibility constraints

  1. The Feasibility Test identifies the constraints that could interfere withrealizing a solution. This test also sorts out these constraints into resource (time, cost, materials), interest (individuals, organizations, legal, social, political), and technical limitations. By identifying situational constraints, problem-solvers can anticipate implementation problems and takeearly steps to prevent or mitigate them.
  2. Time . Is there a deadline within which the solution has to be enacted? Is this deadline fixed ornegotiable?
  3. Financial . Are there cost constraints on implementing the ethical solution? Can these be extended by raisingmore funds? Can they be extended by cutting existing costs? Can agents negotiate for more money for implementation?
  4. Technical . Technical limits constrain the ability to implement solutions. What, then, are the technicallimitations to realizing and implementing the solution? Could these be moved back by modifying the solution or by adopting newtechnologies?
  5. Manufacturability . Are there manufacturing constraints on the solution at hand? Given time, cost, andtechnical feasibility, what are the manufacturing limits to implementing the solution? Once again, are these limits fixed orflexible, rigid or negotiable?
  6. Legal . How does the proposed solution stand with respect to existing laws, legal structures, and regulations?Does it create disposal problems addressed in existing regulations? Does it respond to and minimize the possibility of adverse legalaction? Are there legal constraints that go against the ethical values embodied in the solution? Again, are these legal constraintsfixed or negotiable?
  7. Individual Interest Constraints . Individuals with conflicting interests may oppose theimplementation of the solution. For example, an insecure supervisor may oppose the solution because he fears it will undermine hisauthority. Are these individual interest constraints fixed or negotiable?
  8. Organizational . Inconsistencies between the solution and the formal or informal rules of an organization maygive rise to implementation obstacles. Implementing the solution may require support of those higher up in the management hierarchy.The solution may conflict with organization rules, management structures, traditions, or financial objectives. Once again, arethese constraints fixed or flexible?
  9. Social, Cultural, or Political . The socio-technical system within which the solution is to beimplemented contains certain social structures, cultural traditions, and political ideologies. How do these stand withrespect to the solution? For example, does a climate of suspicion of high technology threaten to create political opposition to thesolution? What kinds of social, cultural, or political problems could arise? Are these fixed or can they be altered throughnegotiation, education, or persuasion?

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
NANO
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
NANO
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
tahir
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
Cied
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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