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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Efficiency Versus Creativity as Organizing Principles of Socio-Technical Systems

April 10, 2019
AUTHOR: Ada Diaconescu
FILED UNDER: Commentary, Entries, Ethics, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact

What sense of worth and dignity can a person have when their daily activities are confined within systemic contraptions where personal input, originality, and initiative are either undesirable, or quantified as targets to be maximized?

The Democracy Lag

March 28, 2019
AUTHOR: Caroline Lucas
FILED UNDER: Editorial & Opinion, Entries, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact

U.K. democracy is out of date. It isn’t built to deal with digital tools that have unprecedented potential to manipulate the public.

Past IEEE SSIT President Gerald L. Engel Dies at Age 76

AUTHOR: ieeessit
FILED UNDER: Entries, Magazine Articles, News and Notes

Gerald (Jerry) Engel, a past President of IEEE-SSIT, has died.

 

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Call for Papers — Special Issue of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine

April 20, 2019
AUTHOR: Roba Abbas
FILED UNDER: Entries, Societal Impact

The key question for the future is that with all the investment in new technologies, by both governments and business organizations, can regulation keep up with developments?