Security will be at the heart of this year's TA13 on June 3. Safe Cities, Value Conflicts, or Risik Management are among the topics discussed. Cyberwar expert Sandro Gaycken und Robotics researcher Jutta Weber will deliver the keynotes.
The Austrian Parliament wants to strengthen its cooperation with the ITA and has announced plans to develop a permanent TA advisory system. Karlheinz Toechterle, Minister of Science, calls TA a “valuable guide for dealing with technological change”.
European conference drew 250 participants, among them TA experts from the US, Brasil and Japan. Central to the broad range of topics was the role of TA in policy-making on issues involving science, technology and innovation.
Three questions to the author Alexander Bogner
Knowledge society, risk society, information society – social diagnoses are in. In his new book of the same name, ITA lecturer Alexander Bogner describes various forms of social diagnoses. He is also convinced that they will continue to provide useful guidance.