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Experts say these 7 emerging technologies should concern us

Experts say these 7 emerging technologies should concern us
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  • As new technologies proliferate and hit the market, experts and industry leaders have raised red flags about their potential for harm.
  • Governments across the globs are just now beginning to grapple with the impacts of technologies that have been shaping our lives for years.
  • Here's why experts say we should be concerned about facial recognition, gene editing, AI, and other technologies that are starting to hit the mainstream.
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Nearly 10 years ago, Jeff Bezos posed this rhetorical question:

"The common question that gets asked in business is, 'why?' That's a good question, but an equally valid question is, 'why not?'"

Since then, tech giants like Amazon have made huge steps in developing and rolling out technologies that push the limits of what we thought was possible.

Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and computer-aided design have reshaped markets and made millions for the companies that employ them.

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But in recent years, experts and industry leaders have raised red flags about the ways those technologies are being implemented, or their potential for harm.

Laws and regulations inherently move at a slower pace than technological innovation. As such, many regulatory bodies are just now beginning to grapple with the impacts of technologies that have been shaping our lives for years.

Going forward, lawmakers and Silicon Valley leaders will have to grapple with the risks surrounding new technologies as they weigh it against the omnipresent question that Bezos posed back in 2011: "Why not sell it, too?"

Here are the emerging technologies that have set off alarm bells for experts.

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