What does the future hold? A critical view of emerging information and communication technologies and their social consequences.

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dc.contributor.author Stahl, Bernd Carsten, 1968-
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-01T16:17:13Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-01T16:17:13Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Stahl, B.C. (2011) What does the future hold? A critical view of emerging information and communication technologies and their social consequences. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 356, pp. 59-76 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9783642213632
dc.identifier.issn 1868-4238
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/5194
dc.description.abstract This paper provides an overview of emerging information and communication technologies (ICTs) that can be expected to become socially relevant in the next 10 to 15 years. It describes the results of a dual discourse analysis of publiccations on emerging ICTs. Sources were, on the one hand, government/policy publications and, on the other, publications by research institutions. This discourse analysis led to the identification of 11 emerging ICTs. For each of these ICTs, defining features were collected. In order to gain a larger scale understanding, the defining features were then regrouped to assess which likely effect they might have on the relationship between humans and their environment. These features are then interpreted and investigated with regard to what they betray about the implied assumptions about individuals, society and technology. The paper ends by critically reflecting the chosen approach and asking how this research can help us develop technology in desirable ways.
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.subject emerging ICT
dc.subject methodology
dc.subject social consequences
dc.title What does the future hold? A critical view of emerging information and communication technologies and their social consequences. en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21364-9_5
dc.researchgroup Centre for Computational Intelligence en
dc.researchgroup Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility
dc.peerreviewed Yes en


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