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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Defending Against Opaque Algorithmic Meddling in Free Elections

August 11, 2018

As social media serves to transform free speech the world over, a pervasive infiltration of the information highway is underway by individuals and entities using bots and human agencies to invade our privacy and channel extremist, hateful speech in propaganda-like campaigns bent on undermining democratic institutions.

Mundane Is the New Radical

August 3, 2018
AUTHOR: Rebekah Shirley and Daniel Kammen
FILED UNDER: Editorial & Opinion, Entries, Environment, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact

The increasing number of dam projects deployed in developing countries over the last two decades that perform poorly illustrate a disconnect between planners, stakeholders, and technological energy solutions of choice.

That Dragon, Cancer

July 21, 2018
AUTHOR: Shoshana Eilon
FILED UNDER: Entries, Human Impacts, Leading Edge, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact

Thank You for Playing explores the very personal experiences of a family battling cancer, and the beauty and hope that can be found in the artistic process, while also examining the age-old question of where the boundaries lie in representing difficult emotional experiences in art.

 

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Call for Papers – Special Issue of IEEE Technology and Magazine

AUTHOR: Jeremy Pitt
FILED UNDER: Blog Posts, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact

The aim of this special issue is to evaluate the social impact and social implications of new and emerging technologies on governance, politics, public administration, and policy-making, and to evaluate the future prospects of digital democracy, and its transformative potential for increasing public engagement, community empowerment, and social entrepreneurship.