Australian Aboriginal sovereignty is no longer just about Aboriginal communities retaining rights to their own land. The most brutal types of dispossession are the latest forms of data retention, decreased privacy, and unwarranted use of this personal data as a result of activities being collected, analyzed, and intelligently manipulated by geographically remote entities, all thanks to the Internet.
While societal change often takes place over extended periods of time, at key times in the history of human society, innovation can be accelerated by a combination of necessity and serendipity. We are currently experiencing such an accelerated transition.
Frugal innovations are all the rage. Their appeal stems from lower costs to society at large.
It is delightful when high profile leaders of high tech companies present the case for positive social benefit
Periodically, often after a unconscionable massacre such as Las Vegas or Orlando, the United States reviews the balance between the… Read More
Consider the fairly typical residence in this picture from Mfuwe, Zambia. This site has external sanitation facilities, a wood cook… Read More
We need our brains to adapt advantageously for ingenious design and development, especially as the time between stimulus and response becomes precariously pressurized.
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