Professor Gary Marchant delivered a talk, "Emerging Technologies and the Future of Law," on April 8 at the Washington Courts Appellate Judges' Spring Program in Chelan, Wash.
Marchant, the Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law & Ethics, and Executive Director of the College of Law's Center for the Study of Law, Science, & Technology, discussed recent and near future developments in a series of emerging and converging technologies.
These included biotechnology, nanotechnology, neurotechnology, surveillance technology, human enhancement and virtual reality. Marchant's lecture also included a review of the legal issues associated with these technologies.
Marchant's research interests include the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, legal aspects of personalized medicine, and regulation of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience and biotechnology. He teaches courses in Environmental Law, Law, Science & Technology, Genetics and the Law, Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy, and nanotechnology Law & Policy. Marchant also is a professor in ASU's School of Life Sciences.