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January 6th, 2008

Democratizing Technology: Be Careful What You Wish For

Abstract:
We are in a period of unprecedented and accelerating change. Previous technology waves have generally been characterized by advances within a particular sector or constellation of technologies, such as railroads or mass produced automobiles. Today, however, five major enabling technologies -- nanotechnology, biotechnology, robotics, ICT and applied cognitive science -- are not only accelerating within their particular domains, but increasingly integrating in unpredictable ways, creating a turbocharged technological frontier. Not surprisingly, social, institutional and even individual capabilities to perceive, understand, and respond to these developments lag ever further behind: Technological evolution has outrun social and institutional capacity.

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