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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BOOK REVIEW: A Maverick of Electrical Science

December 11, 2018
AUTHOR: A. David Wunsch
FILED UNDER: Book Reviews, Entries, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact

It’s interesting that the first major science fiction novel was written by a woman and perhaps significant that it presents a dark vision of scientific experimentation.

Complacency is the New Normal

December 6, 2018

The level of state surveillance practiced in the supposedly illiberal regimes prior to fall of the Berlin Wall is now routinely accepted, from the widespread use of CCTV to online tracking and data recording. Therefore, instead of labeling a display of genuine concern as “paranoia,” perhaps a lack of genuine concerns should instead be stigmatized by a “disease” or a “disorder”: complacentosis, complyaphilia, complicivitis, ignorrhea.

Looking to the Future

AUTHOR: Paul Cunningham
FILED UNDER: Entries, Magazine Articles, President's Message, Societal Impact

The IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology has a proud tradition of addressing some of the most challenging issues of the day. IEEE SSIT has served this role within IEEE due to our diversity of perspectives and breadth and depth of knowledge and insight.

 

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Philip Koopman Receives IEEE Carl Barus Award

November 29, 2018
AUTHOR: terribookman
FILED UNDER: Blog Posts, Case Studies, Entries, Ethics, News and Notes

Dr. Philip Koopman of Carnegie Mellon University received the IEEE SSIT Carl Barus Award for Outstanding Service in the Public Interest on November 13, 2018, in Washington, DC.