September 2017

Special Issue: Next Generation Socio-Technical Systems

Were We “Brave” @Braveconvos #Braveconversations?

AUTHOR: Anni Rowland-Campbell
FILED UNDER: Editorial & Opinion, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact

At Brave Conversations we tried to do something different — not to have a conventional conference where everyone hid behind their professional personae, delivered papers and were generally spoken at.

Biometric Surveillance and the Right to Privacy

AUTHOR: Angus Willoughby
FILED UNDER: Commentary, Ethics, Magazine Articles, Privacy & Security

Using biometric technology to identify and monitor people raises human rights concerns. In particular, biometrics are often associated with intrusions into privacy.

The Next Generation of Socio-Technical Systems

AUTHOR: Steghofer
FILED UNDER: Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact

The next generation of socio-technical system can be seen as a kind of “focal point” for the convergence of a number of current trends in computing, information systems, and information technology. These trends include the technology-driven instrumentation of infrastructure by ubiquitous computing and/or “intelligent” devices, with the prefix “smart” now taking precedence over the prefix “e-,” i.e. SmartGrids, SmartCities, SmartMotorways, etc., rather than the e-commerce. e-health, e-learning initiatives commonplace at the turn of millennium.


The Latest

Richard Harris – How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions.

Author: SFIS

NPR’s Richard Harris joins Andrew Maynard and Heather Ross to talk about his new book Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions.