What is the Point of Thinking of New Technologies as Social Experiments?
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© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. In this paper I respond to van de Poel’s claim that new technologies should be conceived as ongoing social experiments, which is an idea originally introduced by Schinzinger and Martin in the 1970s. I discuss and criticize three possible motivations for thinking of new technologies as ongoing social experiments.
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