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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Fall 2019 - Technology, Ethics, and Policy



Secrets and Lies

October 17, 2019
AUTHOR: Karl Stephan
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.

If Technology Is a Parasite Masquerading as a Symbiont — Are We the Host?

October 9, 2019
AUTHOR: Jeff Robbins
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.

SSIT Launches: IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society

October 1, 2019
AUTHOR: Katina Michael
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).

 

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Matching Gift Announced for SSIT Fund

October 9, 2019
AUTHOR: Robert Dent
FILED UNDER: Blog Posts, Entries, Societal Impact

An anonymous donor has issued a challenge to match donations dollar for dollar up to US$10,000 by December 31, 2019.