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Policy note: Analysis of expert scenarios addressing ethical implications of the selected technologies

Publication | 14 July 2022

In short

This policy note builds on experts reflections shared during three participatory workshops using TechEthos-generated scenarios. TechEthos scenarios where drafted considering possible future developments and deployment of new or emerging technologies in social and ecological systems different from our present-day circumstances. Such consideration of possible futures helps one surface assumptions, ethical, and social blind-spots associated with technology development. Workshops focused on the ethical issues and social implications of TechEthos three technology families: Climate Engineering, Digital Extended Reality, and Neurotechnologies. Significant ethical issues already accompany these technologies, whether they are in early or more advanced stages.

Authors

Michael Bernstein, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Wenzel Mehnert, AIT

Date of publication

14 July 2021

Status

Draft version submitted to the European Commission for review

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Bernstein MJ and Mehnert W (2022). Policy note: Analysis of expert scenarios addressing ethical implications of the selected technologies. TechEthos Project Deliverable to the European Commission. Available at: www.techethos.eu.

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