Technology is a fundamental resource for human development.
Technological change has intended and unintended consequences.
How should we control the development of technology?
Technology must be harnessed for the good of humanity and the planet.
Fall 2019 - Technology, Ethics, and Policy
FILED UNDER: Book Reviews, Case Studies, Entries, Ethics, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact
Holmes’s idea of inventing a cheap, small, fast, reliable blood-testing system to creatively destroy most of the world’s existing infrastructure for blood tests ran into big problems early on. But with her chutzpah, persuasiveness, and eventually with the help of outright obfuscations and lies, Holmes kept Theranos going until a Wall Street Journal investigative reporter named John Carreyrou responded to a lead by a health-care blogger that something fishy was going on.
FILED UNDER: Entries, Ethics, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact
Parents have no idea that lurking behind their kids’ screens and phones are a multitude of psychologists, neuroscientists, and social science experts, who use their knowledge of psychological vulnerabilities to devise products that capture kids’ attention for the sake of industry profit.
FILED UNDER: Announcements, Entries, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact
The IEEE Society on the Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) are proud to announce the Society’s second refereed publication, the IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society (IEEE-TTS).
- October 17 - October 20
- November 15 @ 8:00 am - November 16 @ 6:00 pm
3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for African Development, ICT4AD’19 (Yaounde, 26 – 28 November)November 26 @ 8:00 am - November 28 @ 5:30 pm