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Living in Technical LegalityScience Fiction and Law as Technology$
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Kieran Tranter

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474420891

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420891.001.0001

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Deserts and Technical Legality

Deserts and Technical Legality

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(p.190) 7 Deserts and Technical Legality
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Living in Technical Legality
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Kieran Tranter

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420891.003.0008

This chapter summarises the book through emphasis on the reoccurrence of deserts throughout the book. Like deserts, technical legality could appear empty and harsh, but such superficial glances mislead. With closer looking deserts are revealed as full of ingenious life; so to with technical legality. The ingenious forms of life are not the humans of an earlier epoch, but these monsters live and can live well within technical legality. However, to say that life endures in technical legality and to condition that with a potential of ‘can live well’ invites critical reflection. If the touchstone of ethical action in technical legality is a vitalist injunction to nurture life, than how are those streams in the meta-data of the network that might answer the description of law be seen? This chapter concludes with some further critical reflections on the monstrous ends of both law and the human in technical legality and the hopes and fears of this present future.

Keywords:   Technical Legality, Responsibility to Becoming, Future

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