D1.1 Description of selected high socio-economic impact technologies
- 1. Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca Industriale
- 2. Austrian Institute of Technology
- 3. AIT
This report describes the process and the result of a horizon scan exercise on new and emerging technologies and their socio-economic impacts carried out as part of the TechEthos project. The horizon scanning aids to:
• Identifying, selecting, and describing a set of 16 technology families with significant socio-economic impact and ethical dimensions that are expected to be developed and deployed in Europe and worldwide in the next five to ten years. The analysis will be used to ensure that the ethics framework and guidelines developed by TechEthos will be relevant and applicable for a wide range of new and emerging technologies.
• Informing the choice of a subset of 3 technology families that will form a TechEthos technology portfolio on which the project will undertake in-depth ethical, social, policy and legal analyses. This subset will be used as case studies to develop operational ethics guidelines for these specific technologies.
This report describes the overall set of technology families, while the impact assessment leading to the choice of these technologies and the final selection of the technology portfolio will be the focus of two upcoming TechEthos reports.