Emerging and readily available technologies and national security : a framework for addressing ethical, legal, and societal issues /

"Emerging and Readily Available Technologies and National Security addresses topics such as the ethics of using autonomous weapons that may be available in the future; the propriety of enhancing the physical or cognitive capabilities of soldiers with drugs or implants or prosthetics; and what l...

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Corporate Authors: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Ethical and Societal Implications of Advances in Militarily Significant Technologies That are Rapidly Changing and Increasingly Globally Accessible., National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Science, Technology, and Law., National Academy of Engineering. Center for Engineering, Ethics, and Society Advisory Group.
Other Authors: Chameau, Jean-Lou (Editor), Ballhaus, W. F. (Editor), Lin, Herbert (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC : National Academies Press, [2014]
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Summary:"Emerging and Readily Available Technologies and National Security addresses topics such as the ethics of using autonomous weapons that may be available in the future; the propriety of enhancing the physical or cognitive capabilities of soldiers with drugs or implants or prosthetics; and what limits, if any, should be placed on the nature and extent of economic damage that cyber weapons can cause. This report explores three areas with respect to emerging and rapidly available technologies: the conduct of research; research applications; and unanticipated, unforeseen, or inadvertent ethical, legal, and societal issues. The report articulates a framework for policy makers, institutions, and individual researchers to think about issues as they relate to these technologies of military relevance and makes recommendations for how each of these groups should approach these considerations in its research activities."--Publisher's description.
Physical Description:xx, 328 pages ; 23 cm.
Also available via the World Wide Web.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographic references.
ISBN:9780309293341
0309293340