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The Resource 21st Century Technologies : Promises and Perils of a Dynamic Future, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, (electronic book:)

21st Century Technologies : Promises and Perils of a Dynamic Future, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, (electronic book:)

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21st Century Technologies : Promises and Perils of a Dynamic Future
Title
21st Century Technologies
Title remainder
Promises and Perils of a Dynamic Future
Statement of responsibility
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 set to revolutionise the worlds of medicine, agriculture, travel, retailing...so 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 co-operate to maximise the benefits of spillovers? This book reviews the extraordinary promise of technological advances over the next twenty years or so, 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
Cataloging source
FR-PaOEC
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
LC call number
T174
LC item number
.A118 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
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  • Science and Technology
  • Economics
Label
21st Century Technologies : Promises and Perils of a Dynamic Future, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, (electronic book:)
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Publication
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not applicable
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9789264163539-en
Extent
176 p.
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789264163539
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
21st Century Technologies : Promises and Perils of a Dynamic Future, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, (electronic book:)
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9789264163539-en
Extent
176 p.
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789264163539
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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