Emergent technologies against the background of everyday life: Discursive psychology as a technology assessment tool

  title={Emergent technologies against the background of everyday life: Discursive psychology as a technology assessment tool},
  author={Maarten van Veen and Bart Gremmen and Hedwig te Molder and Cees M. J. van Woerkum},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science},
  pages={810 - 825}
To understand prospective users’ reactions to emergent technologies, it is crucial to examine the interactional contexts within which these reactions take place as people’s reactions are shaped by issues that are not necessarily related to science or technology. These issues are often overshadowed or remain blind spots when descriptions or scenarios of proposed technologies are thematized as being the core objects of reference. We therefore recommend also studying prospective users’ everyday… 

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