Technology and globalization
In progress from 01-03-2001 to 01-02-2002
Project manager: Soeren Gram
Biotechnology, Communication activity, Environment, Environmental technology, Ethics, Expert-based, IT & communication, Risk, Stakeholder involvement, Sustainability, Transport technology
Within the sphere of technological development, the tendency toward globalization can be seen in a number of different sectors. For example, more and more research grants stipulate expressly that the applicants must be working in connection with international collaborators. And within the sphere of production (cars, for example) the individual parts are often manufactured in a number places that are far way from one another and frequently in a number of different continents.
When the technological development becomes globalized in such a way, it becomes disconnected from national standards and procedures. For this reason, many new technologies come to challenge or transgress our ethical limits.
We are faced with a number of new technologies, each of which is feasible. But who is going to set up criteria about whether such technologies are wanted? Cloning and xeno-transplantation are just two current examples of this situation.
The project was closed with an international conference with the participation of national and international key players.