Technology Super Convergence, Pace of Technological Change and Security Risks

Dr. James Hughes from Institute of Ethics and Emerging Technologies participates in Risk Roundup with Jayshree Pandya to discuss “Technology Super Convergence, Pace of Technological Change and Security Risks”.



Nations currently stand on the verge of the most transformative period in all of human history. As Information Technology, Genetics, Nanotechnology, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence merge and converge to make the once impossible imagination, possible, it is not only human and machine intelligence that will merge and create unthinkable possibilities: The likes of Molecular manufacturing will bring earth shattering potential to build virtually any physical item quickly and inexpensively directly from untainted and pure information.
The pace of technological change coming our way is expected to be so rapid, its impact so deep, that human life, its expectations and experiences, will be irreversibly transformed. It will undoubtedly change the whole global dynamics, security and power structure, when the rapidly emerging technological convergence that is close to reaching the commercialization stage is about to create a technological tsunami. It will not only fundamentally change human lives but will also create new industries, destroy a few industries, impact a large number of industry sectors, evaporate a number of businesses, create significant amount of hi-tech specialized and skilled jobs, destroy a large number of unskilled jobs, collapse a few nations and change the nature of an unprecedented number of security risks. It will be by far much more complex and much bigger than any security risks we face in cyberspace currently!

About the Host of Risk Roundup
Jayshree Pandya (née Bhatt) is a visionary leader, who is working passionately with imagination, insight and boldness to achieve “Global Peace through Risk Management”. It is her strong belief that collaboration between and across nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) will be mutually beneficial to all—for not only in the identification and understanding of critical risks facing one nation, but also for managing the interconnected and interdependent risks facing all nations. She calls on nations to build a shared sense of identity and purpose, for how the NGIOA framework is structured will determine the survival and success of nations in the digital global age. She sees the big picture, thinks strategically and works with the power of intentionality and alignment for a higher purpose—for her eyes are not just on the near at hand but on the future of humanity!
At Risk Group, Jayshree is defining the language of risks and currently developing thought leadership, researching needed practices, tools, framework and systems to manage the “strategic and shared risks” facing nations in a “Global Age”. She believes that cyberspace cannot be secured if NGIOA works in silo within and across its geographical boundaries. As cyber-security requires an integrated NGIOA approach with a common language, she has recently launched “cyber-security risk research center” that will merge the boundaries of “geo-security, cyber-security and space-security”.
Previously, she launched and managed “Risk Management Matters”, an online risk journal and one of the first risk publications, publishing “Industry Risk Reports of Biotechnology, Energy, Healthcare, Nanotechnology, and Natural Disasters” over the course of five years. Jayshree’s inaugural book, “The Global Age: NGIOA @ Risk”, was published by Springer in 2012.

About Risk Roundup

“Risk Roundup” is an “integrated strategic security risk dialogue” for nations: its government,  industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) in cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS).Risk Roundup is released in both audio and video format and is available for subscription at (Risk Group WebsiteiTunesGoogle PlayStitcher RadioAndroid, and Risk Group Professional Social Media).

About Risk Group
Risk Group believes that risk management, security and peace walk together hand in hand. Though security is related to management of threats and peace to the management of conflict, risk management is related to management of security vulnerabilities as well as management of conflict, and it is not possible to conceive any one of the three without the existence of the other two. All three concepts feed into each other. Risk Group believes that the security we build for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for everyone across nations. Tradition becomes our security-so if we build a culture of managing risks effectively it will lead us to security and security will lead us to peace!

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