Target audience: people who are considering trying out nanotechnology strategy research, or who want to learn more about nanotechnology (strategy)-related things.
Marie Davidsen Buhl and I have made a database of resources relevant for nanotechnology strategy research. It contains over 40 articles, sorted by relevance for people new to nanotechnology strategy research.
Why nanotechnology strategy research might be important from a longtermist EA perspective: Advanced nanotechnology might arrive in the next couple of decades (my wild guess: there’s a 1-2% chance in the absence of transformative AI) and could have very positive or very negative implications for existential risk. There has been relatively little high-quality thinking on how to make the arrival of advanced nanotechnology go well, and I think there should be more work in this area (very tentatively, I suggest we want 2-3 people spending at least 50% of their time on this by 3 years from now).
See also my EA Forum post on this area from earlier this year, and the 80000 Hours cause profile.
Marie and I created this resources database as part of our roles at Rethink Priorities.