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Technology is a fundamental resource for human development.

Technology is a fundamental resource for human development.

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Technological change has intended and unintended consequences.

Technological change has intended and unintended consequences.

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How should we control the development of technology?

How should we control the development of technology?

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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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On Aerial Perspective, Socio-Technical Systems, and Interdisciplinarity:

February 16, 2024

These modernists aim to cultivate in readers the capacity to “think cybernetically”—that is, to develop strategies for responding in creative and generative ways to the 20th century’s complex sociocultural (and socio-technical) environment.

The End of Exploring

January 25, 2024
AUTHOR: Jeremy Pitt
FILED UNDER: Social Implications of Technology

If I knew what made for a successful academic career, I would have bottled and sold it a long time ago. There probably is no silver bullet, and with the organizational/individual duality, it is probably impossible to solve all of the problems or optimize all of the criteria, at all of the different levels, for all of the different people, all at the same time. Focus on those arenas that you can affect and inspire.

Words, Acronyms, Languages, and Perceptions: The Human Mind, Life, and Semantics Interoperability

January 20, 2024

In June 2013 Presidents Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama signed a historic agreement to begin cooperation on cybersecurity. The mutual understanding developed through previous work in 2011 was to define critical terminology for a cyber conflict. I was part of the U.S. team that held the Russia-U.S. Bilateral discussions on cybersecurity. The aim was to build collaborative relationships between many nations in defining a common vocabulary so that mistakes would not be made because of misinterpretations of a certain word. It took us months just to agree on 20 terms

 

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Dear colleagues, the February 2024, IEEE Series / TAB meeting gave me the opportunity to learn about an IEEE program that I was previously unaware of.   It is called IEEE REACH, which is a short for Raising Engineering Awareness through the Conduit of History.