By Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan

ISBN-10: 023030494X

ISBN-13: 9780230304949

ISBN-10: 1349331643

ISBN-13: 9781349331642

Examines key tendencies in rising strategic applied sciences and the consequences for geopolitics and human dignity. Al-Rodhan argues that destiny evolution into transhumans is inevitable. In training, the worldwide neighborhood is steered to set up strict ethical and laws balancing innovation with the warrantly of dignity for all.

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From a geostrategic perspective, the key point is that bloggers need to be held accountable for their writing and actions, and governments need to move to implement the structures that would make such accountability possible. 212 An overview of key trends and developments in ICT From the Internet to social media to faster processors, ICT has revolutionized our daily lives, the way we access and share information, contemporary business models and even how governments respond to and interact with their populations.

79 Finding a balance between these regulatory recommendations should be a top priority for global policymakers. The International Telecommunications Union and the global alliance for ICT Development The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is the main UN agency overseeing issues related to ICT. 80 Its modern day activities focus on coordinating the shared use of the radio spectrum, assigning satellite orbits, improving the communications infrastructure across the developing world, and establishing worldwide standards to encourage seamless interconnection of a multitude of communications system.

89 It is also worth mentioning the ongoing dispute between the Chinese Government and Google. 90 As for the United States, a 2008 report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies acknowledges the importance and the transnational nature of the potential threats posed by the Internet as well as the urgent need to react. 91 So far, the approach adopted by the United States has 30 The Politics of Emerging Strategic Technologies been to reinforce collaboration between law enforcement agencies of different countries92 In a nutshell, governance requested to face online threats goes beyond national reach.

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