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21st Century Technologies: Promises and Perils of a Dynamic Future
     

21st Century Technologies: Promises and Perils of a Dynamic Future

by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Developm OECD
 

ISBN-10: 9264160523

ISBN-13: 9789264160521

Pub. Date: 05/01/1999

Publisher: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

The next few decades hold the prospect of remarkable progress in a wide range of pervasive technologies that are likely to have a profound effect on how we live, work, and spend our leisure time. These technologies are sit to revolutionize the worlds of medicine, agriculture, travel, retailing... much that is familiar in our daily lives. Used wisely, they could be

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The next few decades hold the prospect of remarkable progress in a wide range of pervasive technologies that are likely to have a profound effect on how we live, work, and spend our leisure time. These technologies are sit to revolutionize the worlds of medicine, agriculture, travel, retailing... much that is familiar in our daily lives. Used wisely, they could be of huge benefit to mankind. Used wrongly, they could mean lost opportunities and unnecessary risks.

The challenge for society is immense. What would be the cost of failure to embrace dynamic change? What kind of ethical dilemmas will arise from further breakthroughs in genetic engineering? Will the spread of new technologies create new social divisions? What sort of societies will prove most adept at harnessing the vast technological potential? How can countries best cooperate to maximize the benefits of spillovers?

This book reviews the extraordinary promise of technological advances over the next twenty years, and assesses some of the key issues--economic, social, environmental, ethical--that decision-makers in government, business, and society will face in the decades ahead.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789264160521
Publisher:
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Pages:
173
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.38(d)

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