Technology, Culture, and Ethics
Vol. 35, No. 3, Fall 2016
Pervasive technologies have an intentionality, and they have inherent qualities that can be used positively or negatively.
When we investigate a technology such as RFID implants that involve the piercing of the skin, we have a complexity that we’ve never before faced in the non-medical commercial space. It crosses the boundaries of negligence, consent, and human rights, which we cannot ignore or treat as just another run-of-the-mill technological innovation.
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- Lost in Translation: Building a Common Language for Regulating Autonomous Weapons Posted in: Magazine Articles, Robotics, Societal Impact - Autonomous weapons systems (AWS) are already here. Although some of the colloquial names for AWS may suggest science fiction (killer Read More
- An Ounce of Steel: Crucial Alignments Posted in: Editorial & Opinion, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact - In the early 1940s, why would ten American female basketball players in the heat of competition abruptly halt a match Read More
- ICTs and Small Holder Farming Posted in: Communication Technology, Editorial & Opinion, Magazine Articles - Building on how the communications revolution could transform the lives of hundreds of millions of farmers in developing countries is Read More
- Can We Trust For-Profit Corporations to Protect Our Privacy? Posted in: Editorial & Opinion, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact - Can we trust for-profit corporations to protect our privacy? Are these compatible concepts and institutions? These are difficult questions to Read More
- The Paradox of the Uberveillance Equation Posted in: Editorial & Opinion, Magazine Articles, Privacy & Security - Members of the “Internet Governance, Security, Privacy and the Ethical Dimension of ICTs in 2030” Panel at the 2016 WSIS Read More
- How Not to Network a Nation Posted in: Book Reviews, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact - The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet. By Benjamin Peters. M.I.T. Press, 2016, 312 pages. Reviewed by Loren Graham. Read More
- Can Good Standards Propel Unethical Technologies? Posted in: Editorial & Opinion - Figure 1. Bus drivers across the West Midlands were equipped with mini DNA kits in 2012 to help police track Read More
- Is Ethics an Emerging Property? Posted in: Ethics, Magazine Articles, President's Message, Societal Impact - “Can we program ethics into Artificial Intelligence?” was the topic of a keynote panel initiated by SSIT at the July Read More
Disruptive Technologies, Ethics, and Global Development
Internet Governance, Security, Privacy and the Ethical Dimension of ICTs in 2030
Are Technologies Innocent?
Michael Arnold and Christopher Pearce
Smart Cities: A Golden Age for Control Theory?
Emanuele Crisostomi, Robert Shorten, and Fabian Wirth
Paul M. Cunningham
Andy Dearden and William D. Tucker
Pascale-L. Blyth, Miloš N. Mladenovic, Bonnie A. Nardi, Hamid R. Ekbia, and Norman Makoto Su
Peter Corcoran and Claudia Costache
Darelle van Greunen
P.A. Catherwood, D.D. Finlay, and J.A.D. McLaughlin
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