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Security, Technological
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[German Version]

The notion of security or safety in the technological context must always consider two aspects simultaneously – the assurance of attaining its goals inherent in the concept of technology (I, 1) itself, and dealing with the potential for damage inherent in technological risks – avoiding, minimizing, or eliminating them. The assurance of technology implies using it on the basis of regularities, both on the level of knowing laws that govern nature and society and on the level of tech…

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Gräb-Schmidt, Elisabeth, “Security, Technological”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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