New Technology: Risks and Gains
M. Klimczuk-Kochańska, A. Klimczuk, New Technology: Risks and Gains, [in:] M. Odekon (eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, 2nd Edition, SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks 2015, pp. 1144-1147.
Posted: 4 Nov 2015
Date Written: October 31, 2015
New technologies are often radical innovations that change current activities across different areas of social and economic life. At the beginning of the 21st century, some of these technologies are information and communications technology (ICT), nanotechnology, biotechnology, robotics, and artificial intelligence. These innovations stimulate new opportunities for the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, and thus can help solve social problems. But they also cause new social risks and inequalities.
Keywords: technology, social risks
JEL Classification: O30, 033
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