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The undersigned IEEE members hereby petition the Executive Committee of the IEEE to authorize the formation of a Society on Social Implications of Technology. The purposes of the Society are to develop and promote understanding of the interaction between technology and society, to enhance our knowledge of the benefits and detriments of technological options, to support the engineer in the exercise of ethical responsibilities, and to discover and promote means to make technology better serve society. These purposes will be pursued by publishing a transactions, by publishing a newsletter, by holding meetings and conferences, and/or by any other activities appropriate for encouraging analysis, communication, discussion, and action relating to social implications of technology. The interests and activities of the present IEEE Committee on Social Implications of Technology, including publication of Technology and Society, will be assumed by the new Society.