Past Issues

IEEE Technology and Society Magazine - Past Issues 2014 - present

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  • Scans human thought and feelings of the brain and replaces it with binary code.

    March 2023

    Toxic Technology

    We have developed a deep and special relationship with our devices. In many dimensions this relationship has been undeniably beneficial….  Read More

  • December 2022

    Ethics and Education

    Contributive justice needs civic education to explain why people should get involved, civic participation to get people involved, and civic…  Read More

  • September 2022

    Technological Stewardship and Responsible Innovation

    Responsible innovation entails a particular mindset—a mindset that treats all innovation, tech innovation in particular, as inherently possessed of ethical…  Read More

  • June 2022

    Modern Indentured Servitude

    The asymmetry of power within the next-generation socio–technical systems, especially those involving AI, raises the prospect of an insidious threat…  Read More

  • March 2022

    Decolonizing Technology

    Developing, evaluating, and disseminating IT research prototypes for and with indigenous partners is both challenging and rewarding. In this issue…  Read More

  • December 2021

    Special Issue on Soft Law Governance of Artificial Intelligence

    This special issue is dedicated to examining the governance of artificial intelligence (AI) through soft law. The contents grew out…  Read More

  • September 2021

    Public Interest Technology

    Technology can be seen as a public good that can benefit all, through an open democratic system of governance, with…  Read More

  • March 2021

    Artificial Intelligence for a Fair, Just, and Equitable World

    The rise of AI has fueled the debate on the potential contribution of new technologies to the creation of a…  Read More

  • December 2018

    Wound Person Takes Pascal's Wager

    In the 15th century there was Wound Man, bleeding from his injuries. Today we have Wound Person leaking data from…  Read More

  • December 2016

    Unintended Consequences of Technology

    How will the increasing penetration of artificial intelligence technologies into affect our lives? Unintended and/or unanticipated consequences of these technologies…  Read More

  • March 2019

    Technology for Governance, Politics, and Democracy

    Innovative Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) already play an important role in e-governance and digital democracy, both at national and community levels. There is unprecedented…  Read More

  • June 2019

    Driverless Cars: Going Off the Rails?

    The car itself has proved, in recent years, to have been a convenient vehicle (sic) or significant driver (sic) for…  Read More

  • September 2019

    Technology, Ethics, and Policy

    The ISTAS series of conferences poses potentially awkward questions that need to be addressed by designers, developers, regulators, and citizens,…  Read More

  • September 2020

    Iron Triangles and Techno-Feudalism

    One of the consequences of Iron Triangles is oligarchy, and decisions being made in the interest of a ruling clique,…  Read More

  • June 2021

    Putting the AI into Building Back fAIrer

    Understanding the societal trajectory induced by AI, and anticipating its directions so that we might apply it for achieving equity,…  Read More

  • March 2020

    Robots and Humans: Leveling Up or Leveling Down?

    Mega-platforms have, with the addition of psychology, combined lock-in and loyalty to create a grave consequence: digital dependence.

  • December 2019

    Ethics and System Design

    Contemporary and emerging digital tech­nologies are leading us to question the ways in which humans in­teract with machines and with…  Read More

  • June 2020

    AI and Climate Change

    Digital technologies have created new opportunities to understand and manage global systemic risks, and drive the societal transformations needed to…  Read More

  • December 2020

    The Need for Digital Roots

    In The Need for Roots, Simone Weil sets out, firstly, a subjective/objective contrast between rights and obligations, and argues that…  Read More

  • September 2018

    Special Issue on ISTAS 2017 - From Good Ideas to Practical Solutions

    How do we develop “good” technological concepts that solve a particular problem or fulfill a defined need? How can these designs be translated into…  Read More