The next generation of socio-technical system can be seen as a kind of “focal point” for the convergence of a number of current trends in computing, information systems, and information technology. These trends include the technology-driven instrumentation of infrastructure by ubiquitous computing and/or “intelligent” devices, with the prefix “smart” now taking precedence over the prefix “e-,” i.e. SmartGrids, SmartCities, SmartMotorways, etc., rather than the e-commerce. e-health, e-learning initiatives commonplace at the turn of millennium.
In 1997 Eduardo Kac became the first human to implant himself with a non-medical device in the performance art work titled “Time Capsule”
The effect of technologies on our lives might be less about technology and more about the priorities and parameters we set.
A new archive of material added a new historical dimension to our discussions of cybernetics at the 2016 Norbert Wiener Conference in Australia.
Arthur Winston addressed to attendees of the 2016 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century, Melbourne, Australia, held… Read More
Graeme Clark is the inventor of the cochlear implant. He was the dinner Keynote Speaker at the 2016 Conference on… Read More
Many stroke survivors retain some degree of paralysis and thus have limited use of their body. According to published surveys,… Read More
Pressed for Time: The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism. By Judy Wajcman. Chicago, IL: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2015,… Read More
Dear Editor, Katina Michael, in “Gone Fishing: Breaking with the Biometric Rhythm of Tech-Centricism” (IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Dec…. Read More
Pillar 1: Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Technology IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology volunteers are making significant progress in… Read More
Growing use of software applications in the home, the workplace, and in public places has resulted in increased production and… Read More
To the Editor: [of the IEEE Reflector] In the beginning of June of this year I became aware that the… Read More
The comments of Dr. Michael Eldred below, dated Sept. 27, 2014, were received in response to the IQ2 “Big Ideas”… Read More
Click HERE to watch video of this performance, including visual elements. This performance art piece was delivered by Katina Michael… Read More
Figure 1. Designers Erik Addison, Luke Morey, and Grant Parrinello (not affiliated with this research) developed a marketing campaign for a… Read More
Through wearables, bearables, and the Internet of Things, my neighbor with diabetes is eating healthier and losing weight; he is… Read More
Contrarian computer scientist Jaron Lanier writes, “If you observe humans using computer programs that are designated to be “smart,” you… Read More
At the IQ2 Debate, asking, are we becoming enslaved by technology? , the negative side (the side that was cheerleading… Read More
My friend Rich was 25 years old when he buried his 20-year old father. His dad, a green beret, was… Read More
Technology has helped to improve my life in many ways. Talking products such as alarm clocks, thermometers, scales, caller ID,… Read More