Innovative and Responsible Governance of Converging Technologies [chapter]

Mihail C. Roco, David Rejeski, George Whitesides, Jake Dunagan, Alexander MacDonald, Erik Fisher, George Thompson, Robert Mason, Rosalyn Berne, Richard Appelbaum, David Feldman, Mark Suchman
2013 Science Policy Reports  
Emerging technologies have the promise to bring higher than normal returns on public and private investment because of their transforming and disruptive nature. Such returns also depend on the general socio-economic, private sector-public partnerships, governance methods, and international context. The return on material progress has to accompany efforts to advance moral progress. Below are three illustrations of government investment, in information technology, the Human Genome Project, and
more » ... ome Project, and the National Nanotechnology Initiative. Space (Section 10.8.1) and nuclear energy (Section 9.8.2) programs are discussed elsewhere in this report.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-02204-8_10 fatcat:dd5er3lpwvhs5bvxjj2l2rytd4