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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
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

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
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
characteristics of micro business
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
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.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
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.
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.
is Bucky paper clear?
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.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
I'm interested in Nanotube
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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