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The Politics of Emerging Strategic Technologies

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Examines key trends in emerging strategic technologies and the implications for geopolitics and human dignity. Al-Rodhan argues th... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Examines key trends in emerging strategic technologies and the implications for geopolitics and human dignity. Al-Rodhan argues that future evolution into transhumans is inevitable. In preparation, the global community is urged to establish strict moral and legal guidelines balancing innovation with the guarantee of dignity for all.

Autorentext
Dr. Nayef R.F.Al-Rodhan is Senior Member of St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK, and Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for the Geopolitics of Globalisation and Transnational Security at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland. He is a philosopher, neuroscientist and geostrategist. A prize-winning scholar, he has published twenty one books proposing many innovative concepts and theories in global politics, security, philosophy and history. He was educated at Yale University, the Mayo Clinic and Harvard University. He is best known for several philosophical and analytic books on global politics that include: The Role of the Arab-Islamic World in the Rise of the West (Palgrave, 2012); Sustainable History and the Dignity of Man; Emotional Amoral Egoism; Neo-Statecraft and Meta-Geopolitics; The Politics of Emerging Strategic Technologies (Palgrave, 2011); and Symbiotic Realism.


Inhalt
General Introduction PART I: EMERGING STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGIES - GEOPOLITICAL IMPLICATIONS Introduction Information and Communications Technology (ITC) Energy and Climate Change Health Care Biotechnology Nanotechnology Materials Science Artificial Intelligence Conclusions of Part I PART II: EMERGING STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGIES - HUMAN ENHANCEMENT, DIGNITY AND DESTINY IMPLICATIONS Introduction Human Enhancement: The Nature of the Debate The Science and Technology of Human Enhancement The Geopolitics of Human Enhancement: Applying the 'Multi-Sum Security Principle' Criteria for a Regulatory Framework on Human Enhancement Conclusions of Part II General Conclusions

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Politics of Emerging Strategic Technologies
Untertitel: Implications for Geopolitics, Human Enhancement and Human Destiny
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EAN: 9780230304949
ISBN: 978-0-230-30494-9
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Herausgeber: Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Soziologie
Anzahl Seiten: 339
Veröffentlichung: 28.04.2011
Jahr: 2011
Dateigrösse: 2.2 MB

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