TINC suggestions for a basic bio/nanotechnological ethical charter.
Thou shalt not use naturally-occurring molecules or reactions in thy bionanotechnology.
Thou shalt not alter DNA, nor shalt thou traffic in genetically-altered organisms or their subsystems, nor shalt thou patent organisms or their subsystems.
Thou shalt construe the deliberate, wanton, reckless or negligent release of self-replicating systems into the environment to be an act of war against the world, triable and punishable by international military tribunal.
Even if thou invent intelligent life thyself, thou art morally and legally liable if thee terrorize, torture, mutilate or kill it.
Thou shalt not centralize, monopolize and price-gouge, fuel-photosynthesis or anything else.
Thou shalt not use nanoparticles including nanotubules.
Thou shalt not use self-assembling systems.