What is the Point of Thinking of New Technologies as Social Experiments? Academic Article uri icon


  • 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. In this paper I respond to van de Poels 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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author list (cited authors)

  • Peterson, M.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Peterson, Martin

publication date

  • January 2017