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[M]uch of what characterizes an emerging technology as unique also makes it interesting to the law.[1]

Definition[]

An emerging technology is a technological advance or innovation in a field of technology that is currently developing or will be developed over the next five to ten years, and that will substantially alter the business, economic, and social environment.

Overview[]

Currently nanotechnologies, synthetic biology, genomics, converging ICT technologies, robotics, geoengineering and others are considered emerging technologies.

References[]

  1. Ryan Calo, Robotics and the Lessons of Cyberlaw, 103 Cal. L. Rev. (2015) (full-text).
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