Uncertainties,Challenges and Risks Facing Innovations and Achievements in the Techno-Scientific Field

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC23 Sociology of Science and Technology (host committee)

Language: English and Spanish

Advances in technoscience have brought new challenges to the field of social science studies, as the scientific and technological knowledge of frontier areas accelerates their entry into the world of life, through technological and organizational innovations. Different dimensions of social life have been affected by these techno-scientific advances, new cultural values emerge as a result of the transformations they provoke in social life and the innumerable possibilities that are presented to society to solve several problems that afflict people in different parts of the world, including pollution, energy, communication, food and new materials for civil construction and the war industry. These conquests bring about a new field of interest and power dispute.

The session focuses on, but is not limited to, an examination of these issues in relation to nanotechnology and transgenic foods.

Session Organizers:
Tania SILVA, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil, Mauricio BERGER, CONICET Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina and Wilson ENGELMANN, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil
Tania SILVA, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
Oral Presentations
An Analysis of the Implementation Process of Public Policies of Nanotechnology in Latin America
Julio ZÁRATE VÁSQUEZ, Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo, Peru; José CASTRO, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru; Fernando RIVERA, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru
Big Data and Decision-Making in Insurance Organizations
Cristina BESIO, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany; Michael GROTHE-HAMMER, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany; Cornelia FEDTKE, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany