Evaluating the Risks of Technological Evolutions

Evaluating the Risks of Technological Evolutions

Maximiliano Korstanje (University of Palermo, Argentina) and Geoffrey Skoll (Buffalo State College, USA)
Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5202-6.ch082
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Preliminary Debate

In what follows a number of analysts are reviewed. None is directly involved in the Sunstein-Giddens debate. Nonetheless, each analyst presents a different aspect of technological evolution, its consequences, and its relationship to human behavior and decision making. Technology plays a pivotal role in organizing not only behavior but also the society itself. Undoubtedly, the technical advances blurred the connection between time and space, facilitating many things for people. Among the benefits of technology applied to health for example, we have,

  • Lights and electricity created a real revolution in the way of displacements.

  • The life expectancy has been expanded.

  • The techniques of education have been radically altered providing new resources.

  • Risk, disasters and other dangers may be mitigated by means of technology.

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