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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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.

Appointment of the Planet’s Policy Custodian

January 6, 2018

The Trump administration cannot simply reject current theories of climate change based on nothing more than that it may conflict with a constituency’s self-interest or one’s sheer lack of understanding.

 

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Where’s the Beef?

January 13, 2018
AUTHOR: Jim Isaak
FILED UNDER: Blog Post, Environment, Societal Impact

The ability to grow animal muscle from a few cells into meat for the kitchen is a significant technological advance. The book Clean Meat proposes that beef and other meat be lab-grown.