Digital society and economy

Projects relating to the technological change in the living and working environment

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AI in education

A monitoring project on the state of research, development and application of AI in education and training, and the importance of ethical guidelines.

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Opportunities of digital administration

Digital transformation promises to increase efficiency and effectiveness in administration as well. What is the potential for change through AI and blockchain?

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Virtual and augmented reality

A project on development paths, application potentials and technology consequences of VR and AR.

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welt ohne BArgeld
World without cash?

How are cashless payments and Bitcoin changing the classic banking and payment systems? And how secure are the new digital payment services?

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Who knows and uses petitions to the Bundestag?

"Everyone" has the right under Article 17 of the Basic Law to address requests or complaints to the German Bundestag.

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Digitale Medien in der Bildung
Digital media in education

On forms, challenges and potentials of a future digital education infrastructure

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News on the topic
CoverTAB-Fokus no. 35. Energy consumption of ICT infrastructureIncreasing resource and energy consumption of ICT infrastructures must not slip out of the focus

A new TAB report analyses energy consumption scenarios of ICT infrastructures and identifies realistic savings potentials, taking into account the digitisation push triggered by the COVID 19 pandemic.

Mehr17.10.2022 | Publication
Impression während der keynote der EPTA-Konferenz 2022, disruption, Rohwer, Becker, Elsberg, Gehring, Prehn (vlnr)Technology assessment in times of multiple crises – more important than ever. A conference report

On 17 October 2022, members of parliament and scientists met for the international EPTA conference in Berlin to discuss the political and social handling of disruptions and the role of TA for parliament.

More25.10.2022 | Event | TABlog
Cover TAB-Arbeitsbericht Nr. 201: Künstliche Intelligenz und Distributed-Ledger-Technologien in der öffentlichen VerwaltungWhat are the benefits and how far are AI and DLT applications in public administration?

Against the background of international practical examples, a new TAB report and policy brief show perspectives for the successful digitisation of administration in Germany. 

Mehr25.10.2022 | Publikation
Cover TAB-Fokus no. 36 Innovative technologies, processes and products in the construction industryInnovations for a more efficient construction industry

A new TAB report analyses relevant trends with regard to technology, product and process innovations in the construction industry in Germany and identifies fields of action for fundamental structural change. The corresponding Policy Brief is now available in English.

More27.09.2022 | Publication
Titelbilder TKP 55-58: Maritime Landwirtschaft, urbane Seilbanen, innovative Schiffbaukonzepte, föderales Lernen (Collage)On potentials of maritime agriculture, urban cable cars, sustainable shipbuilding concepts and federal machine learning

New topic profiles from horizon scanning offer compact answers to current questions and impulses for future research and innovations.

More31.08.2022 | Publication
Cover TAB-Kurzstudie Nr. 2 (Ausschnitt): Welt ohne Bargeld - Veränderungen der klassischen Banken und BezahlsystemeWorld without cash?

TAB report on changes in traditional banking and payment systems and changes in its power structure provides an overview of developments in the payment traffic and changes in its power structure. 

More05.7.2022 | Publication
politik und wissenschaft im Dialog . die digitale gesellschaft von morgen gestalten. #EPTA2022Shaping tomorrow's digital society

As part of a dialogue event between scientists from the Rathenau Institute and the TAB with members of the German Bundestag, the EPTA presidency 2022 was handed over from the Netherlands to Germany.

More25.03.2022 | Event
Sensoricons auf Feld - Symbolbild Digitalisierung in der LandwirtschaftOn the way to a digitally integrated agriculture?

In two newly published reports TAB sheds light on development trends in digital agricultural technologies and analyses the opportunities and risks of a systemically integrated agriculture. The corresponding Policy Briefs are now available in English.

More16.02.2022 | Publication
wie bewerten bürger/innen telemedizinHow do citizens evaluate telemedicine?

The fourth issue of the TAB-Sensor is dedicated to the topic of telemedicine and focuses on population-representative assessments of the use and potential benefits of telemedicine services.

More25.01.2022 | Publication
logo horizon scanningNew topic profiles from Horizon scanning

The corona pandemic poses major challenges for all sectors of society. Four new thematic short profiles from Horizon Scanning provide condensed information on current issues and impulses for pandemic times and beyond.

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Cover: Kurzstudie Nr. 1 und Fokus Nr. 29New Space - new dynamics in space travel

Commercial players are creating a momentum of innovation in space exploration by developing new technologies and business models. Our Short Study no. 1 and policy brief TAB-Fokus no. 29 provide an overview of current developments and future prospects for German space research and industry, taking particular account of new development and start-up dynamics.

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Hintergrundpapier 24: Mögliche Diskriminierung durch Algorithmen und maschinelles LernenDiscrimination by algorithms and what to do about it

TAB report explores the question of whether algorithmic decision-making systems make (un)fairer decisions than humans and what can be done to prevent algorithm-based discrimination.

More24.11.2020 | Publication
TAB-Sensor 3: Wer kennt und nutzt Petionen an den Deutschen BundestagWho knows and uses petitions to the German Bundestag?

TAB Sensor no. 3 approaches these core questions from the perspective of Internet users resident in Germany and also asks about the use of extra-parliamentary petition and campaign portals.

More19.11.2020 | Publication
legal techLegal Tech - Potentials and effects of technology-based legal advice

The recently published TAB report and policy brief in English provide an overview of legal tech applicationsand its potential. It also discusses which legal aspects of consumer and data protection are affected by legal tech offerings and points out the need for political action.

More16.04.2020 | Publication

Projects on the topic

Publications on the topic


2022
Energy consumption of ICT infrastructure
Grünwald, R.; Caviezel, C.
2022. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000152733Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
World without cash – changes in conventional banking and payment systems
Ehrenberg-Silies, S.; Peters, R.; Wehrmann, C.; Christmann-Budian, S.
2022. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000152724Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Innovative technologies, processes and products in the construction industry
Kehl, C.; Achternbosch, M.; Revermann, C.
2022. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000151014Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2020
Autonomous weapon systems. TAB-Fokus
Grünwald, R.; Kehl, C.
2020, October. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000127167Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
New Space – new dynamics in space exploration. TAB-Fokus
Kind, S.; Jetzke, T.; Nögel, L.; Bovenschulte, M.; Ferdinand, J.-P.
2020. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2019
Legal Tech. TAB-Fokus
Kind, S.; Ferdinand, J.-P.; Priesack, K.
2019, June. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Virtual and augmented reality. TAB-Fokus
Kind, S.; Ferdinand, J.-P.; Jetzke, T.; Richter, S.; Weide, S.
2019, April. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2018
Health apps. TAB-Fokus
Evers-Wölk, M.; Oertel, B.; Sonk, M.
2018, September. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2017
Opportunities and risks of mobile and digital communication in the workplace. TAB-Fokus
Börner, F.; Kehl, C.; Nierling, L.
2017, April. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Social Bots - The potential opinion makers. TAB-Fokus
Kind, S.; Jetzke, T.; Weide, S.; Ehrenberg-Silies, S.; Bovenschulte, M.
2017, April. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Online citizen participation in parliamentary work. TAB-Fokus
Oertel, B.; Kahlisch, C.; Albrecht, S.
2017, March. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Additive manufacturing (3D printing). TAB-Fokus
Caviezel, C.; Grünwald, R.; Ehrenberg-Silies, S.; Kind, S.; Jetzke, T.; Bovenschulte, M.
2017, March. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2016
Digital media in education. TAB-Fokus
Revermann, C.; Albrecht, S.
2016, June. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
New electronic media and addictive behaviour. TAB-Fokus
Evers-Wölk, M.; Opielka, M.; Sonk, M.
2016, April. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2014
Postal services and modern information and communication technologies. TAB-Fokus
Riehm, U.; Böhle, K.
2014, February. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2013
Remote sensing: Application potentials in Africa. TAB-Fokus
Gerlinger, K.
2013, December. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2012
Electric mobility concepts and their significance for the economy, society and the environment. Summary
Peters, A.; Doll, C.; Kley, F.; Plötz, P.; Sauer, A.; Schade, W.; Thielmann, A.; Wietschel, M.; Zanker, C.
2012. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137309Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Future of the automobile industry. Summary
Schade, W.; Zanker, C.; Kühn, A.; Kinkel, S.; Jäger, A.; Hettesheimer, T.; Schmall, T.
2012. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137311Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2009
Medical technology innovations - challenges for research, economic an health policy. Summary
Lindner, R.; Nusser, M.; Zimmermann, A.; Hartig, J.; Hüsing, B.
2009. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137947Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Barriers to the establishment of new key technologies. Summary
Thielmann, A.; Zimmermann, A.; Gauch, S.; Nusser, M.; Hartig, J.; Wydra, S.; Blümel, C.; Blind, K.
2009. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137948Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Ubiquitous Computing. Summary
Friedewald, M.; Raabe, O.; Koch, D. J.; Georgieff, P.; Neuhäusler, P.
2009. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137963Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2008
Public electronic petitions and civil participation. Summary
Riehm, U.; Coenen, C.; Lindner, R.; Blümel, C.
2008. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137967Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2007
Media use and eLearning in schools. Summary
Revermann, C.; Georgieff, P.; Kimpeler, S.
2007. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137977Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
eLearning for children and elderly people. Summary
Kimpeler, S.; Georgieff, P.; Revermann, C.
2007. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137983Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Working in future. Summary
Kinkel, S.; Friedewald, M.; Hüsing, B.; Lay, G.; Lindner, R.
2007. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137985Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2005
eLearning in the area of vocational training and further training. Summary
Georgieff, P.; Kimpeler, S.; Revermann, C.
2005. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137992Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Precision Agriculture. Summary
Rösch, C.; Dusseldorp, M.; Meyer, R.
2005. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137991Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Internet and Democracy. Summary
Grunwald, A.; Banse, G.; Coenen, C.; Hennen, L.
2005. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137536Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Future trends in tourism. Summary
Petermann, T.; Revermann, C.; Scherz, C.
2005. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137535Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Reduction of land use rate. Summary
Jörissen, J.; Coenen, R.
2005. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137539Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2004
Lighter-than-air technology. Summary
Grünwald, R.; Oertel, D.
2004. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137541Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2003
Nanotechnology. Summary
Paschen, H.; Coenen, C.; Fleischer, T.; Grünwald, R.; Oertel, D.; Revermann, C.
2003. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137618Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Military use of space and possibilities for arms control in space. Summary
Petermann, T.; Coenen, C.; Grünwald, R.
2003. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137626Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document