21st Century Technologies Promises and Perils of a Dynamic Future

Promises and Perils of a Dynamic Future

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

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Page: 176

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This book reviews the extraordinary promise of technological advances over the next twenty years or so, and assesses some of the key issues -- economic, social, environmental, ethical -- that decision-makers in government, business and society will face in the decades ahead.

21st Century Technologies

Promises and Perils of a Dynamic Future

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Publisher: OECD Publishing

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 173

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The authors review the extraordinary promise of technological advances over the next twenty years, and assess some of the key issues that decision makers will have to face in the decades ahead.

21st Century Technologies Promises and Perils of a Dynamic Future

Promises and Perils of a Dynamic Future

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

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Page: 176

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The next few decades hold the prospect of remarkable progress in a wide range of pervasive technologies that are likely to have a profound effect on how we live, work, and spend our leisure time. These technologies are set to revolutionise the ...

The Future of the Global Economy Towards a Long Boom?

Towards a Long Boom?

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

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Page: 200

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This book reviews the forces driving economic and social change in today's world. It asesses the likelihood of a long boom materialising in the first decades of the 21st century and explores the strategic policies essential for making it happen.

Emerging Risks in the 21st Century An Agenda for Action

An Agenda for Action

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

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Page: 292

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This book explores the implications of newly developing risks such as hugely damaging hurricanes, new diseases, terrorist attacks, and disruptions to critical infrastructures.

Knowledge and Innovation for Development

The Sisyphus Challenge of the 21st Century

Author: Francisco R. Sagasti

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

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Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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Sagasti, director of the think tank Agenda:PER in Lima, compares building science and technology capabilities in unindustrialized countries to the eternally futile task of Sisyphus in the Greek myth.

Space 2030 Tackling Society's Challenges

Tackling Society's Challenges

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

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Page: 334

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This book assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks that currently govern space activities in the OECD area and beyond.

Emerging Systemic Risks in the 21st Century

An Agenda for Action

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Publisher: OECD Publishing

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Category: Political Science

Page: 291

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Recent years have witnessed a variety of large-scale disasters throughout the world relating to natural disasters, technological accidents, infectious diseases, food safety issues and terrorist attacks. This book examines the underlying forces driving changes in these key risk areas and explores the social and economic implications of these developments on major systems relating to provision of health services, transport, energy, food and water supplies, information and telecommunications. It identifies the challenges facing OECD countries, especially at an international level, in assessing, preparing for and responding to conventional and newly emerging hazards. It also sets out a number of recommendations for governments and the private sector as to how the management of emerging systemic risks might be improved.

The OECD Observer

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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Category: Europe

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