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Technological Revolutions: Ethics and Policy in the Dark


Nick Bostrom
By Nick Bostrom
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Posted: Oct 16, 2006

Technological revolutions are among the most important things that happen to humanity. Ethical assessment in the incipient stages of a potential technological revolution faces several difficulties, including the unpredictability of their long-term impacts, the problematic role of human agency in bringing them about, and the fact that technological revolutions rewrite not only the material conditions of our existence but also reshape culture and even – perhaps - human nature. This essay explores some of these difficulties and the challenges they pose for a rational assessment of the ethical and policy issues associated with anticipated technological revolutions.

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Nick Bostrom Ph.D. is Professor of Applied Ethics at Oxford University, the Director of the Oxford Future of Humanity Institute, and co-founder and former Board Chair of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and co-founder and former Board Chair of the World Transhumanist Association (Humanity+).
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For another praxical perspective using the idea of tracing networks in order to be able to grasp technical systems and to rebuild a political project that could include technology, you can also compare with : http://yannickrumpala.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/the-utility-of-network-analysis-to-regain-political-holds-on-technology/





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