Chapter 10. Technological Revolutions: Ethics and Policy in the Dark

  1. Nigel M. de S. Cameron Ph.D. Director President Research Professor Associate Dean2 and
  2. M. Ellen Mitchell Ph.D. Director Senior Fellow Fellow3
  1. Nick Bostrom Ph.D. Director co-founder chair

Published Online: 22 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470165874.ch10

Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century

Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century

How to Cite

Bostrom, N. (2007) Technological Revolutions: Ethics and Policy in the Dark, in Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century (eds N. M. d. S. Cameron and M. E. Mitchell), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470165874.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Center on Nanotechnology and Society, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  2. 3

    Institute of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Author Information

  1. Future of Humanities Institute, University of Oxford, UK

  1. I am grateful to Eric Drexler, Guy Kahane, Matthew Liao, and Rebecca Roache for helpful suggestions.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JAN 2007
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470084199

Online ISBN: 9780470165874

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Keywords:

  • technological revolutions - ethics and policy in the dark;
  • ethical, legal, and societal issues (ELSI);
  • S&T governance - strategy and politics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues Research, and Public Concerns About Science and Technology

  • Unpredictability

  • Strategic Considerations in S&T Policy

  • Limiting the Scope of Our Deliberations?

  • Expanding the Scope of Our Deliberations?

  • Bibliography