Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics

, Volume 39, Issue 5, pp 403–405 | Cite as

Luciana Caenazzo, Lucia Mariani, and Renzo Pegoraro (eds): Convergence of new emerging technologies: ethical challenges and new responsibilities

Piccin, Padova, Italy, 2017, xi + 108 pp, €15,00, ISBN: 978-88-299-2830-9
  • Pamela TozzoEmail author

At the dawn of the twenty-first century, some researchers saw the emergence of a new phenomenon in science and technology—namely, the convergence of technologies as a process of bringing together knowledge, practices, products, and applications into productive conjunctions. This is a complex process highly dependent on the context of development and innovation, rather than merely relying on the quality of the underlying science. The verb converge denotes a transformative process, leading to the creation of something novel beyond the sum of its converging parts—knowledge practices, stakeholders, artifacts, or spaces. In other words, convergence does not simply equate to disciplinary synergy; it encompasses more than knowledges and skills [1].

Convergence of New Emerging Technologies: Ethical Challenges and New Responsibilitiesoffers a detailed and well-structured analysis of a topic, which is benefited not only by its timeliness but also by its ability to project into the future. It...


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    Wienroth, Matthias, and Eugénia Rodrigues. 2015. Knowing new biotechnologies: Social aspects of technological convergence. New York: Routledge.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PadovaPaduaItaly

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