Human ICT Implants: Technical, Legal and Ethical Considerations

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Human information and communication technology (ICT) implants have developed for many years in a medical context. Such applications have become increasingly advanced, in some cases modifying fundamental brain function. Today, comparatively low-tech implants are being increasingly employed in non-therapeutic contexts, with applications ranging from the use of ICT implants for VIP entry into nightclubs, automated payments for goods, access to secure facilities and for those with a high risk of being kidnapped. Commercialisation and growing potential of human ICT implants have generated debate over the ethical, legal and social aspects of the technology, its products and application. Despite stakeholders calling for greater policy and legal certainty within this area, gaps have already begun to emerge between the commercial reality of human ICT implants and the current legal frameworks designed to regulate these products. This book focuses on the latest technological developments and on the legal, social and ethical implications of the use and further application of these technologies.

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Identification
Category
Document type
Monograph
Series
Information Technology and Law Series
Volume
23
ISBN/ISSN/NIPO
ISBN 978-90-6704-869-9
IBIC classification
PDR - Influencia de la ciencia y la tecnología sobre la sociedad
UYZ - Interacción persona-computador
Bibliographic data
Editor/Coordinador
Edition
1
Place of publication
The Hague
Year
2012
Pages
186
Language
English
Price excluding VAT (approximate, may vary)
€90.00
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Source
AT Observatory