Legislation - when is too much 'too much'?

Legislation - when is too much 'too much'?

Wild Card's progress: basic

This Wild Card came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Wild Card: 
Theme 4 - Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials & new production technologies

The sub-theme that best relates to this Wild Card: 
Health, safety and environmental impact

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2050

Wild Card's description 
Nervousness of a nanotechnology accident (and the added impact on worried insurance companies) causes an increase in global legislation and a downturn in scientific progress until technology is not considered feasibile