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New topic profiles from horizon scanning provide a concise overview of the opportunities and risks of new technologies and concepts, and stimulate future research and innovation

In the second half of 2023, 20 topic sketches were generated in the continuous search cycle of horizon scanning. After extensive discussion in the TAB team, the following topics were selected due to their relevance in the social discourse and with regard to potential legislative action requirements:

The topic briefs (full PDF file in German only) offer 8-14 pages of concise information on current scientific-technical trends and socio-economic developments in the early stage. They conclude with suggestions for possible in-depth processing and contain a detailed list of sources.for possible further work and include a detailed list of sources. In addition, the issue briefs provide impetus for the TAB issue identification process of parliamentary groups and committees and can be used as a source of information for day-to-day parliamentary work.

Horizon scanning has been carried out at TAB since 2014. All 73 issues published so far can be found here.