The State of Cultural Biology

Regulating Biological Computing

James Griffin ,

 
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The State of Cultural Biology: Regulating Biological Computing

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Offering a novel and pragmatic perspective, this timely book critically examines the development of a culture of machinist regulation and questions whether this approach is appropriate in an era of rising biological technologies. Adopting an ontological approach, James Griffin considers how current regulatory frameworks favour digital technology and how this may change in the future.



Griffin adeptly investigates how regulation can impact the nature of new technologies, especially as biological computing is becoming more commonplace. Chapters provide a wealth of critical analysis, considering cutting-edge technologies such as AI, prosthesis, and biological computing. Griffin outlines a proposed reformative system which focuses on the biological substrate in the creation of cultural works. The book serves to highlight the ever-increasing need for awareness of the importance of biological substrates and for a regulatory system which reflects this.



The State of Cultural Biology will be an essential read for academics and students interested in intellectual property law, law and technology, legal philosophy and law’s role in society. It will also prove invaluable to policymakers and professionals looking to broaden their knowledge on the regulation of modern technology.

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