Nanotechnology - it's all a bit fishy...

Nanotechnology - it's all a bit fishy...

Wild Card's progress: fully-fledged

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 
Routine monitoring of marine pollution in the Red Sea finds high levels of nanopollutants in fish and this has been traced to a nanotechnology 'accident' in Saudi Arabia. Further tests show the particles in drinking water in Egypt causing political uprising and calls for invasion!