Anticipatory Governance         and theChallenges of Innovation          John Carter McKnight    Consortium for Applied Sp...
governanceis the delicate artof managingchaos and order
policy choicesare distinct fromeffective processes
effective regulatoryprocesses
regulating too soon
regulating too late
“anticipatory governance”
policy choicesandeffective processes
if it was easy,everyone would do it (right)
no crystal balls
John Carter McKnight, JDLincoln Fellow of Applied EthicsChair, Consortium for AppliedSpace EthicsArizona State Universityj...
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Anticipatory Governance and the Challenges of Innovation: EU Science, Global Challenges, Global Cooperation

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European Parliament, Brussels, March 6 2013

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  • Good afternoon, again. My first talk focused on the challenges of building systems to take us into space. This one will focus on the challenges of regulating those activities.
  • values of order – includepredictability, knowledge, conservationproblems of too much order – includestagnation, entropy, collapsevalues of chaos – include exploration, imagination, improvementproblems of too much chaos – includedestruction, injustice, brutality
  • in regulating emerging technologies,policy choices on the one hand are grounded in a culture’s particular inclinations toward order or chaos, hopes or fears, conservation or innovation; and any point on that grid is a valid place to regulate from, because it expresses the culture’s valueseffective processes on the other hand are tested methods of enacting any set of policy choices in a manner that’s likely to generate desired outcomes
  • allow broad stakeholder inputdon’t lock in elite privilegeallow the street to find its own usesmanage risk with accurate information
  • protects enshrined, elite interests disenfranchises a group that can’t defend its interests, because the future has no constituencystifles innovation because we can’t know what a socio-technical system will do before it evolves along with its users(talking last night with gentleman about moves to regulate “smart tv” by regulating hardware when we don’t know how the street will want to use it or what technical systems would work best for their users – this is in part an anti-competitive measure)
  • chaos of unintended consequences running unchecked creates path dependencylack of predictability incites rogue behavior
  • doesn’t meanjumping in to stifle innovationdoes meana process towards (often industry self) regulationletting a constituency for the future evolve and speakquantifying risk so that informed policy choices can be made
  • By combining policy choices and effective processescreate an evolutionary process that still allows different policy outcomeswhat balance of chaos and order, risk and reward, is a separate matterbut an effective process can achieve any balance of order with information, and chaos with justice
  • failures: American copyright legislation: at the request of recording industries the US regulated digital file distribution too soon. Legislating a failed business model. We’ve also seen it with banks “too big to fail” – because we regulated too late. also (sort of) successes:the Hollywood movie Hayes Code and Comics Code Authority, enabled citizen groups to work with industry to regulate conduct and prevent legislation that would have forced the stifling of speech. This allowed for values to evolve without being locked in by laws. SCUBA training: a dangerous practice that’s actually very, very safe because the industry self-regulated to head off government involvement, and created a tough culture of credentialing systems and safety practices.
  • but if we challenge order and manage chaostowards consensus values of risk and reward we can evolve with justice
  • thank you
  • Anticipatory Governance and the Challenges of Innovation: EU Science, Global Challenges, Global Cooperation

    1. 1. Anticipatory Governance and theChallenges of Innovation John Carter McKnight Consortium for Applied Space Ethics Arizona State University
    2. 2. governanceis the delicate artof managingchaos and order
    3. 3. policy choicesare distinct fromeffective processes
    4. 4. effective regulatoryprocesses
    5. 5. regulating too soon
    6. 6. regulating too late
    7. 7. “anticipatory governance”
    8. 8. policy choicesandeffective processes
    9. 9. if it was easy,everyone would do it (right)
    10. 10. no crystal balls
    11. 11. John Carter McKnight, JDLincoln Fellow of Applied EthicsChair, Consortium for AppliedSpace EthicsArizona State Universityjohn.mcknight@asu.edujohncartermcknight.comwww.ethicsinspace.org

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