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: Drowning in Information, Starving for Knowledge

April 10, 2018
AUTHOR: Abdullah Shahid and Ningzi Li
FILED UNDER: Book Reviews, Communication Technology, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact, Topics

Orman poses “information overload” as a paradox and gives us three mechanisms through which such paradox arises. The paradox is that technologies help us know more, but in the process, we know less.

The Internet of Moving Things

March 31, 2018

Mobile technology isn’t just in your pocket 24/7. It’s everywhere around us today, with its continual byproduct — data — trailing us everywhere we go. The great nexus of this 21st-century trend isn’t really your smartphone — it’s the city where you live, work, and play.

One at a Time, and All at Once

March 21, 2018

It is necessary to start somehow, even if you’ve got no map, no knowledge of the destination, and no milometer to measure the distance that has been covered. This can sometimes be the essence of collective action for addressing wicked problems. Sometimes human behavior defies top-down direction and even nudge, and begins instead with a single initiating event and snowballs from there.

 

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Why Did the AI Cross The Road: AI Rationale

April 20, 2018
AUTHOR: Jim Isaak
FILED UNDER: Blog Post, Robotics

We are asking for AI rationale that can be used to improve operations, or attribute liability. This effort is doomed to failure, and may lead to greater problems.