From smart phones to cancer cures, we depend on technology innovation more now than at any point in human history. Yet in a cruel twist of irony, emerging technologies that could help improve lives and protect the environment may ultimately end up doing more harm than good. That is, unless new approaches to responsible innovation are developed and adopted…

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Image: DIY optogenetics kit manufactured by Backyard Brains in collaboration with Stefan Pulver and demonstrated at the 41st annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, D.C., November 12-16, 2011 (source).  Used under Creative Commons lisence

Andrew Maynard