Current Issue – December 2018
Wound Person Takes Pascal's Wager
Wound Man affords us a vivid reminder of our physical finitude; we are mortal creatures who are susceptible to wounds, injuries, and contagions. And yet, #WoundPerson challenges us to better attune ourselves to our non-physical vulnerabilities and weaknesses. We are more than corporeal; we are not merely a body with a soul, but moreover a soul with a body . We can envision the extensive, and potentially grave, risks of “data bleedout” when sharing data accumulated through wearables and bearables. #WoundPerson helps us to acquire more broadmindedness to indiscernible risks we might otherwise overlook, or disregard.
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- Book Review: A Maverick of Electrical Science Posted in: Book Reviews, Entries, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact - Oliver Heaviside (1850-1925) is now considered a maverick of electrical science, but he could also be considered the founder of ... Read More
- Intellectual Humility Posted in: Entries, Last Word, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact - Becoming Like a Child for Technological Advancement. Wound Man affords us a vivid reminder of our physical finitude; we are ... Read More
- Assessing Artificial Intelligence for Humanity Posted in: Editorial & Opinion, Entries, Ethics, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Robotics, Societal Impact - Will AI be our biggest ever advance — or the biggest threat? The real danger of AI lies not in ... Read More
- Odorveillance and the Ethics of Robotic Olfaction Posted in: Editorial & Opinion, Entries, Ethics, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Robotics - Given the current lack of regulation, there is nothing in principle to stop unscrupulous organizations from deploying surreptitious robotic olfaction.
- Virtual Reality: Ethical Challenges and Dangers Posted in: Editorial & Opinion, Entries, Ethics, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact - As VR has hit the mainstream, much debate has arisen over its ethical complexities. Traditional moral responsibilities do not always ... Read More
- Robert A. (Bob) Dent Elected 2019-2020 IEEE-SSIT President Posted in: Entries, Magazine Articles, News and Notes, Societal Impact - In a September 2018 vote, the IEEE-SSIT Board of Governors elected Bob Dent as President-Elect of the IEEE Society on ... Read More
- Implantable Technology Posted in: Editorial & Opinion, Entries, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Robotics, Societal Impact - Many recent advances in implantable devices not so long ago would have been strictly in the domain of science fiction. ... Read More
- SSIT Launches New Publication: Transactions on Technology and Society Posted in: Blog Posts, Entries, Magazine Articles, News and Notes, Societal Impact - SSIT launches a new publication: IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society
- BOOK REVIEW: A Maverick of Electrical Science Posted in: Book Reviews, Entries, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact - It’s interesting that the first major science fiction novel was written by a woman and perhaps significant that it presents ... Read More
- Complacency is the New Normal Posted in: Entries, Ethics, Magazine Articles, President's Message, Privacy & Security, Societal Impact - The level of state surveillance practiced in the supposedly illiberal regimes prior to fall of the Berlin Wall is now ... Read More
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Looking to the Future: A Reflection on Recent Progress and the Future of Our Society
Paul M. Cunningham
Table of Contents
Complacency is the New Normal - Shifting Public Discourse on Technological Acceptability
A Maverick of Electrical Science (Review of "The Forgotten Genius of Oliver Heaviside")
Frankenstein Returns (Review of "Frankenstein Or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley.")
A. David Wunsch
Electricity as Metaphor [review of "Power lines: Electricity in American Life and Letters, 1882-1952"
A. David Wunsch
Robert A. (Bob) Dent Elected 2019-2020 IEEE-SSIT President
Odorveillance and the Ethics of Robotic Olfaction
Emily Stark, Jeremy Pitt , Alfian Nur Wicaksono, Kristina Milanovic, Victoria Lush, and Stephen Hoover
Virtual Reality: Ethical Challenges and Dangers
Assessing Artificial Intelligence for Humanity: Will AI be the Our Biggest Ever Advance ? or the Biggest Threat
Andrzej Nowak, Paul Lukowicz, Pawel Horodecki
Implantable Technology : History, Controversies, and Social Implications
Intellectual Humility: Becoming Like a Child for Technological Advancement
Nikki Stevens and Jacqueline Wernimont
Emily Stark, Stephen Hoover, Alexandra DeCesare, and Elan Barenholtz
Anna Zamansky and Dirk van der Linden
Peter Andras, Lukas Esterle, Michael Guckert, The Anh Han, Peter R. Lewis, Kristina Milanovic, Terry Payne, Cedric Perret, Jeremy Pitt, Simon T. Powers, Neil Urquhart, and Simon Wells
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