The High Tech Eden

  • Jean-Hervé LorenziEmail author
  • Mickaël Berrebi


We will take four so-called disruptive technologies, which represent profound changes in the value systems we live by and most importantly, give rise to insane prophetic statements about how the world will be. We want to use these examples to demonstrate the important nature of these innovations and the risks posed by the hazardous and false predictions they can elicit. None of these technologies alone can explain the terrific dilemma confronting us today, but each of them illustrates the economic and philosophical arguments that we must tackle. The four values which we believe are fundamental to the coherence, and acceptability of our democratic societies will be transformed by the arrival of these four technologies. Their sole purpose here is to illustrate the profound upheaval our societies will be confronted with in the next twenty years. Technology is never neutral.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Paris Dauphine UniversityParisFrance
  2. 2.ParisFrance

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