A forensics of wishing: technology assessment in the age of technoscience

@article{Nordmann2010AFO,
  title={A forensics of wishing: technology assessment in the age of technoscience},
  author={Alfred Nordmann},
  journal={Poiesis & Praxis},
  year={2010},
  volume={7},
  pages={5-15}
}
If one considers the Collingridge dilemma to be a dilemma awaiting a solution, one has implicitly abandoned a genuinely historical conception of the future and adopted instead a notion of the future as an object of technical design, the realisation of technical possibility or as wish-fulfilment. The definition of technology assessment (TA) as a successful response to the Collingridge dilemma renders it a technoscience that shares with all the others the conceit of being able, supposedly, to… CONTINUE READING

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