Science, technology and weaponisationInnovations and developments in diverse areas of science and technology, from neurotechnology to new materials, and from information technologies to nanotechnologies, have the potential for significant and diverse impacts on human society, which bring both benefits and risks.
Article 36 science and technology statement at the UN CCW Meeting of High Contracting...
Meeting of High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, 22-24 November 2017 – Science and Technology Statement delivered by Richard Moyes Thank you Chair, The rapid pace of innovation and development across diverse areas... Read more
Science, technology and weaponisation: preliminary observations
The continuous process of development in science and technology (S&T) has ongoing implications for the emergence of new weapons, new means and methods of warfare and other security applications. Such developments, in turn, may raise concerns regarding human well-being, environmental... Read more
Discussion paper: Nanoweapons
Nanomaterials have the potential for significant and diverse impacts on human society. Better energy storage, more rapid computations, and lower power consumption are but a few innovations that can lead to considerable improvements in devices and products. Nanomaterials also have potential applications... Read more