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 Technologies whose development and application are not completely realised or finished, and whose potential lies in the future. [...] 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.
Michael Bernstein, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Wenzel Mehnert, AIT
Date of publication
14 July 2021
Draft version submitted to the European Commission for review
Cite this resource
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.