David H. Guston
Professor of Politics and Global Studies
Co-Director, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes
Director...
Center for Nanotechnology in Society
at ASU
• Funded by US National Science Foundation
• One of ~ 18 Nano-scale Science an...
CNS-ASU Mission
• Research the societal implications of
nanotechnologies
• Train a community of scholars with
new insight ...
Emerging Technologies
NBIC: Nano, Bio, Info, Cogno
GRINN: Genetics, Robotics, Information, Neuro, Nano
But also: Railroads...
NSEC/CNS-ASU Research Programs
Real-Time Technology Assessment
Provides methodological orientation
1. Research and Innovat...
Anticipatory Governance as Strategic Vision
A broad-based capacity
extended through society
that can act on a variety of
i...
Anticipatory Governance – Genealogy
Detlev Bronk
Pres., JHU
Pres., NAS
Pres., Rockefeller U
7
“Competent social
scientists...
Anticipatory Governance – Not Government
8
• Not “do” or “ban”
• “Science finds, genius invents, industry
applies, man ada...
Foresight
• http://cns.asu.edu/n
anofutures/
– Literature-based
– Vetted
– Web-disseminated
• Scenario
development
worksho...
Engagement
• National Citizens’
Technology Forum
– 2008 Nano and Human
Enhancement
• Science Cafes
• NISE Net
– Informal S...
Integration
• Socio-Technical Integration
Research (STIR)
• Education/Training
– PhD+
– DC Summer Session
– Curricular
• U...
12
Strategic & Evaluative Guidance:
Another Asilomar?
• Foresight: What vision of future did scientists at
Asilomar have?
...
13
Important Resources for
Anticipatory Governance a la CNS
• R. Karinen and D. H. Guston. 2010. “Toward Anticipatory
Gove...
14
CNS-ASU Updates
14
Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society (Guston,
ed.) published by Sage (August, 2010).
Yearbook of ...
Thanks!
• Scientists and Engineers for America
• National Science Foundation cooperative
agreement #0531194 and #0937591. ...
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  1. 1. David H. Guston Professor of Politics and Global Studies Co-Director, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes Director, Center for Nanotechnology in Society Arizona State University USA Anticipatory Governance of Emerging Technologies Scientists and Engineers for America Virtual Seminar 30 November 2010 1
  2. 2. Center for Nanotechnology in Society at ASU • Funded by US National Science Foundation • One of ~ 18 Nano-scale Science and Engineering Centers (NSECs) • Inspired by 21st Century Nanotechnology R&D Act of 2003 (PL 108-153) • Initial award $6.2 million (Oct 2005 – Sept 2010) • Renewed ($6.5M Oct 2010-Sept 2015) • Partner institutions across USA • Dozens of international contacts 2
  3. 3. CNS-ASU Mission • Research the societal implications of nanotechnologies • Train a community of scholars with new insight into the societal dimensions of nanoscale science & engineering (NSE) • Engage the public, policy makers, business leaders, and NSE researchers in dialogues about the goals and implications of NSE • Partner with NSE laboratories to introduce greater reflexiveness in the R&D process
  4. 4. Emerging Technologies NBIC: Nano, Bio, Info, Cogno GRINN: Genetics, Robotics, Information, Neuro, Nano But also: Railroads, Electricity, Nuclear Energy Key elements: Knowledge-based Politics of Novelty
  5. 5. NSEC/CNS-ASU Research Programs Real-Time Technology Assessment Provides methodological orientation 1. Research and Innovation Systems Analysis 2. Public Opinion and Values 3. Anticipation and Deliberation 4. Reflexivity and Integration Thematic Research Clusters Provides thematic focus 1. Equity, Equality and Responsibility 2. Urban Design, Materials & the Built Environment (Nano & the City) 5 Anticipatory Governance Provides strategic vision 1. Foresight All governance requires a disposition toward future 2. Engagement Crucial normatively, strategically, pragmatically 3. Integration Scientists know things we don’t, and vice versa 4. Ensemble-ization Because none of these works in isolation
  6. 6. Anticipatory Governance as Strategic Vision A broad-based capacity extended through society that can act on a variety of inputs to manage emerging knowledge-based technologies while such management is still possible. 6 Anticipate: from ante- and capere, “to take [into possession]” “beforehand”; related to capable and capacity and not a synonym for “expect,” “predict,” or “foresee” The pumpkin or the tiger? If science is puzzle-solving, when do we begin to pay attention?
  7. 7. Anticipatory Governance – Genealogy Detlev Bronk Pres., JHU Pres., NAS Pres., Rockefeller U 7 “Competent social scientists should work hand-in-hand with natural scientists, so that problems may be solved as they arise, and so that many of them may not arise in the first instance.” “anticipatory democracy”
  8. 8. Anticipatory Governance – Not Government 8 • Not “do” or “ban” • “Science finds, genius invents, industry applies, man adapts” • Moratoriums proposed by ETC Group and Friends of the Earth • Wide array of mechanisms • Regulation • Licensing/restrictions • Liability/indemnification • Intellectual property • R&D funding & tax credits • Testing • Treaties • Public Understanding of Science • Informal Science Education • Public engagement • Public action • Codes of conduct • Standards • Laboratory decisions
  9. 9. Foresight • http://cns.asu.edu/n anofutures/ – Literature-based – Vetted – Web-disseminated • Scenario development workshops • Product design • Plausibility Project 9
  10. 10. Engagement • National Citizens’ Technology Forum – 2008 Nano and Human Enhancement • Science Cafes • NISE Net – Informal Science Education – Forums 10
  11. 11. Integration • Socio-Technical Integration Research (STIR) • Education/Training – PhD+ – DC Summer Session – Curricular • Undergraduate • Graduate 11
  12. 12. 12 Strategic & Evaluative Guidance: Another Asilomar? • Foresight: What vision of future did scientists at Asilomar have? • Determinist (“these things are coming, like it or not”) • Distancing (“we don’t have the ability to do this now so we don’t have to consider this stuff”) • Engagement: To what extent was the public involved in the discussions? • Not at all (by invitation GRC) • Contrast: Cambridge city council hearings • Integration: To what extent were social science and humanistic expertise represented in collaboration with natural science and engineering expertise? • Attorneys and journalists played crucial role • Ad hoc decision-making processes 12
  13. 13. 13 Important Resources for Anticipatory Governance a la CNS • R. Karinen and D. H. Guston. 2010. “Toward Anticipatory Governance: The Experience with Nanotechnology.” Pp. 217- 232 in M. Kaiser, M. Kurath, S. Maasen, and C. Rehmann- Sutter, eds. Governing Future Technologies: Nanotechnology and the Rise of an Assessment Regime. Dordrecht: Springer. • D. Barben, E. Fisher, C. Selin, and D. H. Guston. 2008. “Anticipatory Governance of Nanotechnology: Foresight, Engagement, and Integration.” Pp. 979-1000 in E. J. Hackett, O. Amsterdamska, M. E. Lynch, and J. Wajcman, eds., The New Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. Cambridge: MIT Press. • D. H. Guston. 2008. “Innovation Policy: Not Just a Jumbo Shrimp.” Nature 454:940-41. • D. H. Guston and D. Sarewitz. 2002. “Real-Time Technology Assessment.” Technology in Society 24:93-109. 13
  14. 14. 14 CNS-ASU Updates 14 Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society (Guston, ed.) published by Sage (August, 2010). Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society (Cozzens and Wetmore, eds.) Nanotechnology and the Challenges of Equity, Equality and Development (November, 2010). S.NET 2011: co-hosted by CNS-ASU and CNS- UCSB; to be held in Tempe, AZ November 2011 CNS-ASU Winter School in Anticipatory Governance of Emerging Technologies: Winter, 2011/12
  15. 15. Thanks! • Scientists and Engineers for America • National Science Foundation cooperative agreement #0531194 and #0937591. Any opinions, findings and conclusions are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. 15

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