Is this technology or can it be thrown away?

About the reversibility of technologies

Authors

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14512/tatup.30.1.63

Keywords:

philosophy of technology, system theory, reversible technology, error friendliness

Abstract

Reversible technologies are those that can be taken back, i.e., they can be switched off, dismantled, and, if necessary, replaced by existing new technologies. Irreversible technologies are a burden. A typology of take back or reversibility is developed and discussed on the basis of irreversible technologies. It is proposed to include reversibility as a value criterion for technology assessment. Some considerations on the design of reversible technologies are presented.

Published

31.03.2021

How to Cite

1.
Kornwachs K. Is this technology or can it be thrown away? About the reversibility of technologies. TATuP [Internet]. 2021 Mar. 31 [cited 2021 Oct. 16];30(1):63-8. Available from: https://tatup.de/index.php/tatup/article/view/6862