Issues: Emerging technologies

Emerging technologies

SGR produces a range of resources on the issue of 'Emerging technologies'. This covers a wide range of new and controversial technologies such as hydraulic fracturing (fracking), artificial intelligence and autonomous systems, climate/ geo-engineering, genetically-modified organisms and synthetic biology, and nanotechnologies. An explicit concern is the adequate application of the precautionary principle, and the possible alternatives to emerging technologies, including 'appropriate' technology and non-technological solutions such economic, political or social change.

12 inspiring cases of ethical careers in science and technology

SGR ethical careers booklet edited by Stuart Parkinson and Vanessa Spedding; April 2006

12 scientists and engineers tell of their experiences in trying to follow an ethical career. The cases cover a wide range of issues relating to the environment, social justice, the military, and animal welfare.
 

Letter by Eva Novotny, SGR, to Margaret Beckett, MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, 25 March 2005
 

Letter to the Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, 17 January 2005
 

UK assessment report to market Monsanto's GM maize cross NK603 x MON810 in Europe
Text of submission to a public consultation by Eva Novotny, SGR, on 19 April 2004
 

Article by Eva Novotny, 16 March 2004
 

Presentation given by Dr Eva Novotny at a GM briefing at the London Assembly, 19 January 2004
 

Text of an SGR letter sent to the Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Tony Blair, MP, on 6 November 2003
 

Annexe to the SGR Response to the 'GM Science Review - First Report' by Dr Eva Novotny, 5 November 2003
 

SGR Response to the 'GM Science Review - First Report' by Dr Eva Novotny, 15 October 2003