In the last years, we have been witnessing a silent but important revolution. Called also as the Fourth Industrial Revolution denotes the impact that several emerging technologies are having upon the world as we know it. Among others, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual/Augmented Reality,
Big Data, Blockchain, 5G, Internet of Things, 3D Printing, etc., are the emerging technologies that will play a vital role in the near future. While these technologies are still in their juvenile stages, it is obvious now that their impact will be seen in all the living areas, including here economy, industry, health, education, warfare, politics, diplomacy, and, most importantly the international system itself.
Many states have taken important steps and have started several initiatives regarding the application of emerging technologies. As the new generation of emerging technologies is moving very fast, the first-mover advantage has become a prerequisite. The effective and successful integration of the emerging technologies in the above-mentioned areas is considered to impact the power distribution in the international system. Therefore, most of the states have started to shape their strategies and policies by taking into consideration the impact of the emerging technologies, and most importantly they are focusing on how to implement these technologies in a way that would provide them the possibility to maintain/increase their position in the international system.
Turkey has taken very important and successful steps in this regard. To mention a few examples, Turkey has become one of the leading states in terms of unmanned aerial vehicles, it has manufactured high-tech medical devices, it has introduced its first domestically manufactured electric car TOGG, and by the end of 2021, Turkey launched its Turksat 5A communication satellite into orbit. All of these developments are done in accordance with several strategies set forth by Ankara, including here National Technology Move, Digital Türkiye, and National Artificial Intelligence Strategy.
In this special issue, we intend to provide a detailed analysis of the current and future impacts of the emerging technologies in the areas such as economy, industry, health, education, warfare, politics, diplomacy. At the same time, special attention will be given to Turkey’s policies and achievements in this regard. Article submissions could pertain to one or more of the following issues:
- Emerging technologies and the international system
- Emerging technologies and international security
- Technological monopoly
- Technological rivalry
- Smart cities
- Space competition
- Entrepreneurship and technology
- Emerging technologies and international law
- The impact of the emerging technologies in areas such as economy, industry, health, education, warfare, politics, diplomacy
The editorial team will consider the pool of abstract submissions received by April 1, 2022, and select those they consider to be of the highest quality. Original articles for consideration would be around 5000-7000 words and should be submitted to the journal through e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for full-text submissions is June 1, 2022. The selected articles will undergo a peer-review process before publication.
Please see the contributor instructions on the journal’s website for further information.