[M]uch of what characterizes an emerging technology as unique also makes it interesting to the law.[1]

Definition Edit

An emerging technology is a technological advance or innovation in a field of technology that is currently developing or will be developed over the next five to ten years, and that will substantially alter the business, economic, and social environment.

Overview Edit

Currently nanotechnologies, synthetic biology, genomics, converging ICT technologies, robotics, geoengineering and others are considered emerging technologies.

References Edit

  1. Ryan Calo, Robotics and the Lessons of Cyberlaw, 103 Cal. L. Rev. (2015) (full-text).