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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Information Technology in a City Enterprise

January 19, 2018
AUTHOR: David Gancarz
FILED UNDER: Commentary, Ethics, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact, Topics

We must challenge ourselves to transcend our familiar notion of the IT artifact as just an inanimate tool standing by for our use like some sort of mechanical device, neatly separable and distinct from us. It is far more productive to view Information Technology as practice.
Citizen trust and confidence in the public institution and notions of the public good are, in many ways, the bottom line for the public sector.

Raising Teens to Live with Technology Responsibly

January 15, 2018

Today, over 90% of U.S. teenagers are online. When it comes to social media, 50% of all teenagers log on at least once a day, with 22% logging on more than 10 times a day. We, like our parents and their parents before them, are worried about the effect that technology is having on the development of our kids. The author discussed the five rules for teaching teens to live with technology responsibly.

Digital Maturity: Perceiving the Digital-Panopticon

January 12, 2018
AUTHOR: Christine Perakslis
FILED UNDER: Last Word, Magazine Articles, Privacy & Security, Societal Impact, Topics

As technological advances disrupt existing markets and value networks, change can outpace our ability to adapt.

 

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Market Dominance and Privacy

January 19, 2018
AUTHOR: Jim Isaak
FILED UNDER: Blog Post, Privacy & Security

Zuckerberg’s acknowledgement of the need to address issues related to election influence, “fake news,” and social media addiction is a significant step.