Technology Assessment of Socio-Technical Futures: A Discussion Paper

Andreas Loesch, Knud Boehle, Christopher Coenen, Paulina Dobroc, Reinhard Heil, Armin Grunwald, Dirk Scheer, Christoph Schneider, Ariana Ferrari, Dirk Hommrich, Martin Sand, Stefan Aykut, Sascha Dickel, Daniela Fuchs, Karen Kastenhofer, Helge Torgersen, Bruno Gransche, Alexandra Hausstein, Kornelia Konrad, Alfred Nordmann & 3 others Petra Schaper-Rinkel, Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer, Alexander Wentland

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Abstract

Problem: Visions of technology, future scenarios, guiding visions (Leitbilder) represent imaginations of future states of affairs that play a functional role in processes of technological research, development and innovation—e.g. as a means to create attention, communication, coordination, or for the strategic exertion of influence. Since a couple of years there is a growing attention for such imaginations of futures in politics, the economy, research and the civil society. This trend concerns technology assessment (TA) as an observer of these processes and a consultant on the implications of technology and innovation. TA faces increasing demands to assess imaginations of futures that circulate in the present and to participate in shaping these through scenarios or foresights. More than ever, this raises the question, which propositions can be made based on these imaginations by TA and how this can be used in …
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocio-Technical Futures Shaping the Present
Subtitle of host publicationEmpirical Examples and Analytical Challenges
EditorsAndreas Loesch, Armin Grunwald, Martin Meister, Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer
Place of PublicationWiesbaden
PublisherSpringer
Pages285-308
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-658-27155-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-658-27154-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameTechnikzukünfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / Futures of Technology, Science and Society
ISSN (Print)2524-3764
ISSN (Electronic)2524-3772

Fingerprint

technology assessment
scenario
research and development
civil society
innovation
economy
politics
imagination
communication
present
trend

Cite this

Loesch, A., Boehle, K., Coenen, C., Dobroc, P., Heil, R., Grunwald, A., ... Wentland, A. (2019). Technology Assessment of Socio-Technical Futures: A Discussion Paper. In A. Loesch, A. Grunwald, M. Meister, & I. Schulz-Schaeffer (Eds.), Socio-Technical Futures Shaping the Present: Empirical Examples and Analytical Challenges (pp. 285-308). (Technikzukünfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / Futures of Technology, Science and Society ). Wiesbaden: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-27155-8_13
Loesch, Andreas ; Boehle, Knud ; Coenen, Christopher ; Dobroc, Paulina ; Heil, Reinhard ; Grunwald, Armin ; Scheer, Dirk ; Schneider, Christoph ; Ferrari, Ariana ; Hommrich, Dirk ; Sand, Martin ; Aykut, Stefan ; Dickel, Sascha ; Fuchs, Daniela ; Kastenhofer, Karen ; Torgersen, Helge ; Gransche, Bruno ; Hausstein, Alexandra ; Konrad, Kornelia ; Nordmann, Alfred ; Schaper-Rinkel, Petra ; Schulz-Schaeffer, Ingo ; Wentland, Alexander. / Technology Assessment of Socio-Technical Futures : A Discussion Paper. Socio-Technical Futures Shaping the Present: Empirical Examples and Analytical Challenges. editor / Andreas Loesch ; Armin Grunwald ; Martin Meister ; Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer. Wiesbaden : Springer, 2019. pp. 285-308 (Technikzukünfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / Futures of Technology, Science and Society ).
@inbook{1c6bad72264a474e919593a988d13664,
title = "Technology Assessment of Socio-Technical Futures: A Discussion Paper",
abstract = "Problem: Visions of technology, future scenarios, guiding visions (Leitbilder) represent imaginations of future states of affairs that play a functional role in processes of technological research, development and innovation—e.g. as a means to create attention, communication, coordination, or for the strategic exertion of influence. Since a couple of years there is a growing attention for such imaginations of futures in politics, the economy, research and the civil society. This trend concerns technology assessment (TA) as an observer of these processes and a consultant on the implications of technology and innovation. TA faces increasing demands to assess imaginations of futures that circulate in the present and to participate in shaping these through scenarios or foresights. More than ever, this raises the question, which propositions can be made based on these imaginations by TA and how this can be used in …",
author = "Andreas Loesch and Knud Boehle and Christopher Coenen and Paulina Dobroc and Reinhard Heil and Armin Grunwald and Dirk Scheer and Christoph Schneider and Ariana Ferrari and Dirk Hommrich and Martin Sand and Stefan Aykut and Sascha Dickel and Daniela Fuchs and Karen Kastenhofer and Helge Torgersen and Bruno Gransche and Alexandra Hausstein and Kornelia Konrad and Alfred Nordmann and Petra Schaper-Rinkel and Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer and Alexander Wentland",
year = "2019",
month = "11",
day = "12",
doi = "10.1007/978-3-658-27155-8_13",
language = "English",
isbn = "978-3-658-27154-1",
series = "Technikzuk{\"u}nfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / Futures of Technology, Science and Society",
publisher = "Springer",
pages = "285--308",
editor = "Andreas Loesch and Armin Grunwald and Martin Meister and Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer",
booktitle = "Socio-Technical Futures Shaping the Present",

}

Loesch, A, Boehle, K, Coenen, C, Dobroc, P, Heil, R, Grunwald, A, Scheer, D, Schneider, C, Ferrari, A, Hommrich, D, Sand, M, Aykut, S, Dickel, S, Fuchs, D, Kastenhofer, K, Torgersen, H, Gransche, B, Hausstein, A, Konrad, K, Nordmann, A, Schaper-Rinkel, P, Schulz-Schaeffer, I & Wentland, A 2019, Technology Assessment of Socio-Technical Futures: A Discussion Paper. in A Loesch, A Grunwald, M Meister & I Schulz-Schaeffer (eds), Socio-Technical Futures Shaping the Present: Empirical Examples and Analytical Challenges. Technikzukünfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / Futures of Technology, Science and Society , Springer, Wiesbaden, pp. 285-308. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-27155-8_13

Technology Assessment of Socio-Technical Futures : A Discussion Paper. / Loesch, Andreas; Boehle, Knud; Coenen, Christopher; Dobroc, Paulina; Heil, Reinhard; Grunwald, Armin; Scheer, Dirk; Schneider, Christoph; Ferrari, Ariana; Hommrich, Dirk; Sand, Martin; Aykut, Stefan; Dickel, Sascha; Fuchs, Daniela; Kastenhofer, Karen; Torgersen, Helge; Gransche, Bruno; Hausstein, Alexandra; Konrad, Kornelia; Nordmann, Alfred; Schaper-Rinkel, Petra; Schulz-Schaeffer, Ingo; Wentland, Alexander.

Socio-Technical Futures Shaping the Present: Empirical Examples and Analytical Challenges. ed. / Andreas Loesch; Armin Grunwald; Martin Meister; Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer. Wiesbaden : Springer, 2019. p. 285-308 (Technikzukünfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / Futures of Technology, Science and Society ).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

TY - CHAP

T1 - Technology Assessment of Socio-Technical Futures

T2 - A Discussion Paper

AU - Loesch, Andreas

AU - Boehle, Knud

AU - Coenen, Christopher

AU - Dobroc, Paulina

AU - Heil, Reinhard

AU - Grunwald, Armin

AU - Scheer, Dirk

AU - Schneider, Christoph

AU - Ferrari, Ariana

AU - Hommrich, Dirk

AU - Sand, Martin

AU - Aykut, Stefan

AU - Dickel, Sascha

AU - Fuchs, Daniela

AU - Kastenhofer, Karen

AU - Torgersen, Helge

AU - Gransche, Bruno

AU - Hausstein, Alexandra

AU - Konrad, Kornelia

AU - Nordmann, Alfred

AU - Schaper-Rinkel, Petra

AU - Schulz-Schaeffer, Ingo

AU - Wentland, Alexander

PY - 2019/11/12

Y1 - 2019/11/12

N2 - Problem: Visions of technology, future scenarios, guiding visions (Leitbilder) represent imaginations of future states of affairs that play a functional role in processes of technological research, development and innovation—e.g. as a means to create attention, communication, coordination, or for the strategic exertion of influence. Since a couple of years there is a growing attention for such imaginations of futures in politics, the economy, research and the civil society. This trend concerns technology assessment (TA) as an observer of these processes and a consultant on the implications of technology and innovation. TA faces increasing demands to assess imaginations of futures that circulate in the present and to participate in shaping these through scenarios or foresights. More than ever, this raises the question, which propositions can be made based on these imaginations by TA and how this can be used in …

AB - Problem: Visions of technology, future scenarios, guiding visions (Leitbilder) represent imaginations of future states of affairs that play a functional role in processes of technological research, development and innovation—e.g. as a means to create attention, communication, coordination, or for the strategic exertion of influence. Since a couple of years there is a growing attention for such imaginations of futures in politics, the economy, research and the civil society. This trend concerns technology assessment (TA) as an observer of these processes and a consultant on the implications of technology and innovation. TA faces increasing demands to assess imaginations of futures that circulate in the present and to participate in shaping these through scenarios or foresights. More than ever, this raises the question, which propositions can be made based on these imaginations by TA and how this can be used in …

U2 - 10.1007/978-3-658-27155-8_13

DO - 10.1007/978-3-658-27155-8_13

M3 - Chapter

SN - 978-3-658-27154-1

T3 - Technikzukünfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / Futures of Technology, Science and Society

SP - 285

EP - 308

BT - Socio-Technical Futures Shaping the Present

A2 - Loesch, Andreas

A2 - Grunwald, Armin

A2 - Meister, Martin

A2 - Schulz-Schaeffer, Ingo

PB - Springer

CY - Wiesbaden

ER -

Loesch A, Boehle K, Coenen C, Dobroc P, Heil R, Grunwald A et al. Technology Assessment of Socio-Technical Futures: A Discussion Paper. In Loesch A, Grunwald A, Meister M, Schulz-Schaeffer I, editors, Socio-Technical Futures Shaping the Present: Empirical Examples and Analytical Challenges. Wiesbaden: Springer. 2019. p. 285-308. (Technikzukünfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / Futures of Technology, Science and Society ). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-27155-8_13