As an IEEE technical Society whose focus on all aspects of societal implications of technology complements the technical activities of all other IEEE Societies, SSIT members have a proud history of contributions to sustainable development and humanitarian technology. We have long focused on addressing ethical implications, interdependencies, context, and socio-cultural norms that are essential to avoid unintended and unanticipated consequences. One of our core strengths as a community has been our collaborative, partnership-based approach.
While societal change often takes place over extended periods of time, at key times in the history of human society, innovation can be accelerated by a combination of necessity and serendipity. We are currently experiencing such an accelerated transition.
This is my last message as SSIT’s president. The past two years have been exciting ones for our Society: we’ve… Read More
The year 1962 saw the publication of at least three important works related to technology and society. Rachel Carson, a… Read More
Katina Michael at the University of Wollongong, guest editor of the June 2013 Computer magazine special issue on Big Data:… Read More