Technology is a fundamental resource for human development.

Technology is a fundamental resource for human development.

Technological change has intended and unintended consequences.

Technological change has intended and unintended consequences.

How should we control the development of technology?

How should we control the development of technology?

Technology must be harnessed for the good of humanity and the planet.

Technology must be harnessed for the good of humanity and the planet.

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From Usability to Exploitability

September 21, 2018

If digital technologies can be designed to maintain or sustain values, then the same technologies can be designed to manipulate or undermine those same values.

From Good Ideas to Practical Solutions

September 20, 2018

We define “good” technological ideas, as: sound technological designs, developed using participation-based methods, that seek to promote the beneficial uses of technology (through the harnessing of technological potential) while minimizing/potentially eliminating the undesirable effects on individuals and society. These approaches will ideally lead to the development and deployment of practical solutions that fulfill the need(s) of the intended end-user(s) and/or solve a given problem.

Introducing FutureProof, the IEEE SSIT Blog

September 7, 2018
AUTHOR: terribookman
FILED UNDER: Entries, Magazine Articles, News and Notes, Societal Impact

SSIT launches FutureProof, a refereed blog of concise, authoritative posts surfacing critical topics on the social implications of technology.

 

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The Not-So-Silent Scream: Speculative Film Goes Full Dark

AUTHOR: cia romano
FILED UNDER: Blog Posts, Entries, Human Impacts, Societal Impact

What are the potential consequences of mistrust, fear, or simple disinterest in technologies that have become an actual or perceived necessity to millions?