Current Issue – December 2018
Wound Person Takes Pascal's Wager
Wound Man affords us a vivid reminder of our physical finitude; we are mortal creatures who are susceptible to wounds, injuries, and contagions. And yet, #WoundPerson challenges us to better attune ourselves to our non-physical vulnerabilities and weaknesses. We are more than corporeal; we are not merely a body with a soul, but moreover a soul with a body . We can envision the extensive, and potentially grave, risks of “data bleedout” when sharing data accumulated through wearables and bearables. #WoundPerson helps us to acquire more broadmindedness to indiscernible risks we might otherwise overlook, or disregard.
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Looking to the Future: A Reflection on Recent Progress and the Future of Our Society
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Table of Contents
Complacency is the New Normal - Shifting Public Discourse on Technological Acceptability
A Maverick of Electrical Science (Review of "The Forgotten Genius of Oliver Heaviside")
Frankenstein Returns (Review of "Frankenstein Or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley.")
A. David Wunsch
Electricity as Metaphor [review of "Power lines: Electricity in American Life and Letters, 1882-1952"
A. David Wunsch
Robert A. (Bob) Dent Elected 2019-2020 IEEE-SSIT President
Odorveillance and the Ethics of Robotic Olfaction
Emily Stark, Jeremy Pitt , Alfian Nur Wicaksono, Kristina Milanovic, Victoria Lush, and Stephen Hoover
Virtual Reality: Ethical Challenges and Dangers
Assessing Artificial Intelligence for Humanity: Will AI be the Our Biggest Ever Advance ? or the Biggest Threat
Andrzej Nowak, Paul Lukowicz, Pawel Horodecki
Implantable Technology : History, Controversies, and Social Implications
Intellectual Humility: Becoming Like a Child for Technological Advancement
Nikki Stevens and Jacqueline Wernimont
Emily Stark, Stephen Hoover, Alexandra DeCesare, and Elan Barenholtz
Anna Zamansky and Dirk van der Linden
Peter Andras, Lukas Esterle, Michael Guckert, The Anh Han, Peter R. Lewis, Kristina Milanovic, Terry Payne, Cedric Perret, Jeremy Pitt, Simon T. Powers, Neil Urquhart, and Simon Wells
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