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There is plenty of time at the bottom: the economics, risk and ethics of time compression

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Purpose: The speed of computing and other automated processes plays an important role in how the world functions by causing “time compression”. This paper aims to review reasons to believe computation will continue to become faster in the future, the economic consequences of speedups and how these affect risk, ethics and governance.

Design/methodology/approach:A brief review of science and trends followed by an analysis of consequences.

Findings: Current computation is far from the...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1108/fs-04-2018-0044

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-5636-5402
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited Publisher's website
Journal:
Foresight Journal website
Volume:
21
Issue:
1
Pages:
84-99
Publication date:
2019-03-11
Acceptance date:
2018-08-13
DOI:
ISSN:
1463-6689
Pubs id:
pubs:943967
URN:
uri:51ee3d43-533c-4de6-904e-be12c27afdca
UUID:
uuid:51ee3d43-533c-4de6-904e-be12c27afdca
Local pid:
pubs:943967
Language:
English
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