Reflections on Disruptive Innovation (BrisSynBioEthics – Long Read)

Disruptive innovation is an idea that contains within it a distinct attitude towards the sociotechnical world. It is a way to think about technology that corresponds with standards and expectations that direct technological society towards particular ends while simultaneously foregoing other ends. Disruptive innovation has captured the popular imagination of tech enthusiasts. Slogans like ‘disrupt…

Not much new under the sun: a brief history of responsible innovation

Danielle Shanley (Maastricht University) casts a rearward glance at “Responsible Innovation” Innovation is everywhere. Companies must constantly innovate to get ahead of the competition; individuals should be ‘innovative’ in order to stand out from the crowd, even nation states talk of innovation as a way of framing their economic policies. Innovation really has become ‘the…