Pelle Guldborg Hansen
This book is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning more about living technology, whether coming from business, the government, policy centers, academia, or anywhere else. Its purpose is to help people to learn what living technology is, what it might develop into, and how it might impact our lives. The phrase ‘living technology’ was coined to refer to technology that is alive as well as technology that is useful because it shares the fundamental properties of living systems. In particular, the invention of this phrase was called for to describe the trend of our technology becoming increasingly life-like or literally alive. Still, the phrase has different interpretations depending on how one views what life is. This book presents nineteen perspectives on living technology. Taken together, the interviews convey the collective wisdom on living technology’s power and promise, as well as its pitfalls and perils, from a list of authors with distinguished accomplishments in creating, using, or evaluating living technology.
Interviews with: Rachel Armstrong, Mark A. Bedau, Johan Bollen, Seth Bullock, Leroy Cronin, Ezequil Di Paolo, Martin Hanczyc, Inman Harvey, Takashi Ikegami, Serge Kernbach, John McCaskill, Norman H. Packard, Jean-Paul Peronard, Steen Rasmussen, Markus Schmidt, Kasper Stoy, Giuseppe Testa, Michaela Ulieru, Rinnie van Est.