Call for Papers: Innovation Ethics

We are calling for papers from professionals, academics, and independent scholars interested in sharing their vision of the future.  This collection of essays selected under blind review will be professionally edited, published and distributed with the support of Ideatrek, an early stage startup studio from Boston, MA.

Inquisitors used to torture and burn innovators.  Today, we worship innovation and bow to innovators.  Where has this taken us?  

Have the last 20 years of innovation been successful? 

  1. Why the last 20 years?

  2. What do you mean by innovation?

  3. How do you measure success?

“Yes! Those are the questions.  What do you think?”

Now is your time to think about it. And here are some positions to test:

The Optimist: the last 20 years have been amazing!

The Pragmatist: we’ve made some progress, but could have done better in several areas

The Pessimist: it was a disaster

Explore a solution:

Optimist: here’s how we keep it rolling!

Pragmatist: here are several problems we need to focus on the next 20 years

Pessimist: after we tear it down, here’s what we replace it with

Measure progress: In 2040 success looks like this…

Here are some other questions to consider:

How does society view the founder? Is risk appropriately distributed across the innovation dynamic? What roles should the government take in scientific progress? What entities are responsible for technical disasters? How important are individual rights and privacy? What problems should innovators focus on for the next twenty years?

You may submit a 300-500 word abstract by September 30th. Final essays (3,000-7,500 words) should be completed by April 30, 2021. Please prepare submissions for blind review along with a CV/resume.

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