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Accelerating technological change: racing into the unknown

SOER Key fact (Deprecated) Last modified 24 Nov 2011, 02:51 PM
The breakneck pace of technological change brings risks and opportunities, not least for developed regions like Europe. These include in particular the emerging cluster of nanotechnology, biotechnology, and information and communication technology. Innovations offer immense opportunities for the environment but can also cause enormous problems if risks are not regulated adequately.

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