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Energy, risks, and metatechnology. / Floridi, L.

In: Philosophy and Technology, Vol. 24, No. 2, 01.06.2011, p. 89-94.

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Floridi, L. / Energy, risks, and metatechnology. In: Philosophy and Technology. 2011 ; Vol. 24, No. 2. pp. 89-94.

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