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Assessing Technologies: Global Patterns of Trust and Distrust
Format: Oral

Slot: Thursday, July 17, 2014: 5:30 PM-7:20 PM

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In modern societies technologies are the basis for economic welfare. They shape the everyday life of human beings. In most cases, technologies are invented, implemented and applied in an unquestioned way. However, the experience of severe technical accidents, environmental catastrophes, and failed projects has led to a loss of the general confidence in the function and services of technological systems.