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Blogging emerging technologies

Every year, Dr Jack Stilgoe teaches a course for UCL undergraduates on Governing Emerging Technologies. Students from our department – Science and Technology Studies (STSUCL) – join students from science degrees around UCL to think about technologies before they are set in stone. The course is an exercise in navigating uncertainty. There are few definitive statements to rely upon, and he asks students to be sceptical of claims that scientists, inventors, ethicists, policymakers or anyone else make about the future. As well as doing the usual essays, they also get them to blog about whatever aspects of emerging technologies they like.

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