Don Adams as Maxwell Smart, with infamous “shoe phone.” General Artists CorporationGAC-management / Public domain / Wikimedia.

September 2016

Technology, Culture, and Ethics

Vol. 35, No. 3, Fall 2016

Pervasive technologies have an intentionality, and they have inherent qualities that can be used positively or negatively.

When we investigate a technology such as RFID implants that involve the piercing of the skin, we have a complexity that we’ve never before faced in the non-medical commercial space. It crosses the boundaries of negligence, consent, and human rights, which we cannot ignore or treat as just another run-of-the-mill technological innovation.


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Are Technologies Innocent?
Michael Arnold and Christopher Pearce
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Industry Perspective
Smart Cities: A Golden Age for Control Theory?
Emanuele Crisostomi, Robert Shorten, and Fabian Wirth  


Future of Sustainable Development
Paul M. Cunningham  
Technology-Enhanced Learning in Kenya Universities
Miriam Cunningham
* Refereed Article
Moving ICTD Research Beyond Bungee Jumping
Andy Dearden and William D. Tucker
* Refereed Article
Expanding the Design Horizon for Self-Driving Vehicles
Pascale-L. Blyth, Miloš N. Mladenovic, Bonnie A. Nardi, Hamid R. Ekbia, and Norman Makoto Su
* Refereed Article
Smartphones, Biometrics, and a Brave New World
Peter Corcoran and Claudia Costache
* Refereed Article
Ethics, Children, and Biometric Technology
Darelle van Greunen
* Refereed Article
Intelligent Subcutaneous Body Area Networks: Anticipating Implantable Devices
P.A. Catherwood, D.D. Finlay, and J.A.D. McLaughlin
* Refereed Article
Humanitarian Cyber Operations
Jan Kallberg
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