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Multi-stakeholder evolution of TechEthos scenarios on ethical issues in climate engineering, digital extended reality and neurotechnologies

Publication | 26 May 2023

In short

In this report, scenarios are used to explore ethical implications of emerging technologies, engaging stakeholders’ awareness and values. The report outlines a multi-stage, multi-stakeholder methodology applied in climate engineering, digital extended reality, and neurotechnologies. Scenarios stimulate reflections, while experts and citizens contribute their perspectives. Three stages involve scenario creation, expert enrichment, and citizen enrichment via game-based methodology and workshops. Findings are categorized by STEEPV dimensions, guiding ethical guidelines for each technology family. Addressing equity, reliability, and environmental sustainability, the report adds to the empirical study of ethical concerns at the intersection of foresight and ethical assessment of emerging technologies.


Eva Buchinger, Wenzel Mehnert, Alexandra Csábi, Masafumi Nishi, Michael J. Bernstein (AIT), Gustavo Gonzales, Andrea Porcari (AIRI), Alexei Grinbaum, Laurynas Adomaitis (CEA), Dominic Lenzi (UT), Stephen Rainey, Steven Umbrello, Pieter Vermaas (TUD), Cristina Paca, Greta Alliaj, Andrew Whittington-Davis (ECSITE) 

Date of publication

26 May 2023


Final version submitted to the European Commission for review as D3.1

Cite this resource

Buchinger E, Mehnert W, Csabi A, Nishi M, Bernstein MJ, Gonzales G, Porcari A, Grinbaum A, Adomaitis L, Lenzi D, Rainey S, Umbrello S, Vermaas P, Paca C, Alliaj G, Whittington-Davis A (2023). D3.1 Evolution of advanced TechEthos scenarios. TechEthos Project Deliverable to the European Commission. Available at:


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