Urbanization, migration, platformization, digitalization, smartification, datafication, economic integration and, climate mitigation and adaptation. There is a common denominator to each and every one of these concepts: Change. A transition from a given ‘old’ to an unknown or uncertain ‘new’. Change itself is closely related to technology. Change may be the intended result of the application of a technology, or it may be one of its unintended side effects. In any case, the development of technology by humanity poses complex moral and legal questions as to the acceptability of the intended and unintended effects that technology has on a given society.
These developments and transformations warrant the adoption of ‘Regulating a World in Transition’
as the theme for the sixth bi-annual TILTing Perspectives conference on the intersection of law, technology, and society, which will take place atTilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands on 15-17 May 2019.
Whereas TILTing conferences historically have had a specific focus such as ‘robotics and
neurotechnologies’ in 2011 and ‘health and surveillance’ in 2015, the 2017 conference for the first
time introduced an entire spectrum of topics and disciplines under the broad umbrella of law,
technology and society. The TILTing 2019 conference maintains this approach and welcomes
contributions on different types of technologies, as well as general observations on transition and
the regulation of technology in a changing world.
The TILTing Perspectives 2019 conference strives to bring together scholars of various disciplines
that conduct research on the ways in which societies attempt to regulate technologies that both
contribute to a changing world and that equally constitute evidence of humanity’s attempts to tame
the negative aspects of that transition.
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