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.
“It Sets Boundaries Making Your Life Personal and More Comfortable”: Understanding Young People’s Privacy Needs and ConcernsMarch 17, 2023
FILED UNDER: Articles, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Privacy & Security, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact
Young people’s unique understandings and perspectives are often not considered in debates and discussions around privacy and security. This article outlines a youth-centric notion of digital privacy and guiding principles around privacy developed by young people from Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Ghana, and Slovenia.
Toxic TechnologyMarch 16, 2023
FILED UNDER: Articles, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Communication Technology, Editorial & Opinion, Ethics, Health & Medical, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact
Technology has always been about more than simply a route to increased productivity and economic growth; technology also provides the opportunity to enhance, enrich, and empower—basically, to improve shared qualitative values or people’s quality of life (however that is measured). On the flip side, technology also provides the opportunity to develop and project organizational control, which itself can be weaponized to quantitatively determine human value as an asset to that organization, or to reinforce asymmetric power relationships.
An Artful Approach: Reflecting on the Past to Forewarn and ForetellMarch 6, 2023
FILED UNDER: Articles, Human Impacts, Last Word, Magazine Articles, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact
From the social unity of Ubuntu to the socially ingrained dispositions of habitus, our authors helped us to perceive the value of intentionally weaving together threads of history to shape the present and future social fabric of humanity.
IEEE SusTech 2023April 19 - April 22
IEEE ETHICS-2023: Ethics in the Global Innovation HelixMay 18 - May 20
OCEANS 2023June 5 - June 8
IEEE HTB / SSIT DL – 28 March 10am ET – Co-designing Ethical Interventions in Resource Constrained EnvironmentsMarch 27, 2023
FILED UNDER: Articles, Ethics, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact
The IEEE Humanitarian Technologies Board Ad Hoc Committee on SIGHT Best Practices is cooperating with a number of IEEE OUs… Read More