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.
BOOK REVIEW: Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear AgeMay 1, 2023
FILED UNDER: Articles, Book Reviews, Environment, Ethics, Health & Medical, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact
Dr. Nolan and his colleagues were responsible for developing standards to protect against radiation exposure in the laboratory and during the Trinity Test in July 1945. The physicians were continually frustrated by their inability to convince the military about the dangers of radiation but “there is considerable evidence to suggest that the doctors were ever mindful of potential legal consequences and careful to take precautions to protect themselves and the military from future litigation.”
Book Review: Social Engineering: How Crowdmasters, Phreaks, Hackers, and Trolls Created a New Form of Manipulative CommunicationApril 15, 2023
FILED UNDER: Articles, Book Reviews, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact
Social media companies have intentionally created platforms that actively spread disinformation. What can we do to protect our society against disinformation? A good place to start would be limiting how large and powerful these social media platforms can get.
The Unexpected Value of VolunteeringApril 4, 2023
FILED UNDER: Articles, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, President's Message, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact
When you actively participate in an area in which you are “passion-driven,” others notice, and opportunities will open for you. For young people, I suggest
find your passion, volunteer, and get involved.
OCEANS 2023June 5 - June 8
Empowering Women for Sustainable Climate ResilienceJune 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Impact of Energy Efficiency on Low Resource EnvironmentsJuly 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Roba Abbas Appointed New Co-Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Technology and SocietyMay 13, 2023
FILED UNDER: Articles, Blog Posts, Social Implications of Technology, SSIT Announcements
The IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) announces the selection of Roba Abbas of the University of Wollongong, Australia, as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society (TTS), beginning May 9, 2023.