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Technology & Engineering Social Aspects

Emerging Technologies

From Hindsight to Foresight

edited by Edna F. Einsiedel

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
May 2009
Category
Social Aspects, History, General, General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774858656
    Publish Date
    May 2009
    List Price
    $99.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774815499
    Publish Date
    Jul 2009
    List Price
    $34.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774815482
    Publish Date
    Dec 2008
    List Price
    $95.00

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How should we think about these radical technologies? Too often our social reactions to new technologies occur only in hindsight, after a technology has penetrated the marketplace. However, recent experience teaches that much may be gained by practising forethought and foresight. Emerging Technologies addresses the ethical, legal, and social dimensions of emerging technologies and assesses their social and policy implications. Contributors examine the development, impact, and governance of new technologies emerging from a variety of fields, including biotechnology, genetics, stem cell research, pharmacology, and nanotechnology.

 

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Contributor Notes

Edna F. Einsiedel is a professor of Communication Studies at the University of Calgary.

Contributors: Benjamin R. Bates, Tania Bubela, Michael Burgess, Timothy Caulfield, Edna F. Einsiedel, Rose Geransar, William Hallman, Susanna Hornig Priest, Holly Longstaff, Ed Levy, Emily Marden, Chika B. Onwuekwe, Vural Ozdemir, Peter W.B. Phillips, Lorraine Sheremeta, Patrick A. Stewart, Stuart Smyth, James Tansey, Paul B. Thompson, Jacopo Torriti, Michele Veeman, and Bryn Williams-Jones