ETHICS and SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY

ETHICS and SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY

We are witnessing incredible, mindboggling technological growth. Our technology may be traced to modern science, which is just 400 years old and to the industrial revolution, which is less than 300 years old. The last 100 years have brought incredible progress to science in terms of the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Further, the last 100 years have seen enormous technological revolutions, such as the radio, the aeroplane, the disposable razor, the air conditioner, and the vacuum cleaner.

Still more, in the last 30 years, we have experienced exponential technological growth, including the internet, smartphone, 3D printing, and selfdriving cars. Thus came the fourth industrial revolution and the convergence of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and cognitive science technologies, which brought unimaginable comfort to human beings. The latest in technological growth is Artificial Intelligence. This will affect everything in and around us. The next ten years will see its growth at warp speed. Then, in the coming 20 years, we will experience further development in biological sciences, altering the way we understand life itself.


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