T&S Magazine, December 2016
Unintended Consequences of Technology
Vol. 35, No. 4
How will the increasing penetration of artificial intelligence technologies affect our lives? Unintended and/or unanticipated consequences of these technologies and can have positive, negative, or even perverse impacts.
ON THE COVER:
Random strangers encountered on the Sapphire Coast of Australia were asked: “What are the unintended consequences of technology?” Some of their responses appear here.
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- Crossing the Evolutionary Gap Posted in: Ethics, Fiction, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact - The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible. — Ray Read More
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- Gone Fishing: Breaking with the Biometric Rhythm of Tech-Centricism Posted in: Editorial & Opinion, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles - On the 9th of December in 2015, I set out for a camping trip with my three young children to Read More
- Love, Philosophy, and Processors: Interview with a Robot Posted in: Interview, Magazine Articles, Robotics, Societal Impact - The robot Bina48 is funny, and melancholy, and at times, uncannily profound. Like a human, she is complicated and contradictory, Read More
- Reclaiming Conversation Posted in: Book Reviews, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles - The Power of Talk in a Digital Age. By Sherry Turkle, Pengiun, 2015. Writing in 1930, the German cultural critic Read More
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