An Overview of Emerging Disruptive Technologies and Key Issues
The article provides an overview of emerging disruptive technologies. These technical innovations render existing technologies and social relations obsolete or radically altered, possibly driving harmful direct and indirect social, economic and ecological disruptions. Creating taxonomic order for technology innovations and being able to parse out their key features starts the path to governance. The article also shows that it is important to assess the agendas at play, enable clear horizon scanning and establish adequate Technology Assessment practices that can determine the significance of an innovation and the options and means to govern it.
KeywordsTechnology Assessment Fourth Industrial Revolution Conservation 3.0 Ecomodernism Technology Taxa
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