Research theme of the Philosophy Group with KTI
Keywords: Technology-in-use, Mutual Shaping Technology and Society, Socio-political Processes, Ethics, Technology Assessment
While other research themes shed light on how societal configurations influence and shape technology and innovation, this line seeks to uncover the intended and unintended consequences and impacts of the everyday-use of technology in different (but interconnected) time and space settings. Such impacts are evaluated against normative standards in the sphere of ethics and social justice, including considerations related to equity, solidarity, dignity and human rights. In addition, this research line seeks to gain understanding in the extent to which consequences and impacts for different categories of people (in different time and space settings) can be foreseen and anticipated, and in the kinds of methodologies can be used effectively for this purpose.