Why Join

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Why?

To become rich? … OK, perhaps to enrich your understanding of the issues we face as the world and our personal lives become more technologically entangled. Here is a community that engages some of the world’s experts on technology and it’s impact, but also philosophers, lawyers, ethicists, policy makers, professors  — in general folks who take and active interest in where humanity and emerging technology are headed. (Where can you find “Ethics” between politicians and lawyers?, Perhaps only in this paragraph above .. ok, not being nice, but we will accept a membership in SSIT as ipso facto evidence of ethical intent .)

On one hand, the idea of any technologist not taking an interest in the social implications of their work is disturbing, but not unthinkable. Joining SSIT is a way to make your interest ‘active’ (even more so if you engage in the conversations with our blog, social media, conferences and publications). This is also one way to make sure SSIT continues in IEEE (some have called SSIT the conscious of IEEE) as a channel for dialog about the implications of IEEE’s areas of work.

We need your perspective, we need your interaction, we need your’support.

All SSIT members receive Technology and Society Magazine via electronic delivery/access (paper subscriptions are at a premium, but this helps to supports SSIT’s operations, so please consider this.)

SSIT also maintains contact communities on LinkedIn and Facebook to carry our dialog and considerations to a broader community. Please consider joining these groups as well.

IEEE is the largest organization in the world for technology professionals. IEEE publications are the most cited in US patents. SSIT is the community in IEEE that provides for a dialog about the social implications of engineering and technology, and connection with the public, policy influencers and press in these areas.

Organizations, Foundations and Donors

While SSIT is an individual membership organization, we are always open to a variety of relationships and support consistent with IEEE’s US 501(c)3 non-profit status.  SSIT Conferences, projects, awards and activities can benefit from sponsors. We have many students who would benefit from attending our conferences as well. We have run contests to engage folks via social media.  And we welcome appropriate advertising in Technology and Society. Please feel free to contact us to follow up in any of these areas.  Donation Information, click here.

 

2 thoughts on “Why Join

  1. I really admire what you do and how your body impacts the society for good from the technology perspective. What does it take to become part of you?

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