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Issue 1 • March 2017

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  • Front Cover

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): C1
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  • ISTAS 2017

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • Masthead

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 4
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  • SSIT's 45th Anniversary [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):5 - 9
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  • T&S and Robotics and Automation Team Up for Bonus Distribution [News and Notes]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 6
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  • Thank You to Greg Adamson [News and Notes]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):6 - 64
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  • Socio-Ethical Implications of Implantable Technologies in the Military Sector [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):7 - 9
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  • Ethical Imperatives for Veteran Healthcare Resources [Letter]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 10
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  • Windows into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):11 - 12
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  • Military Applications of Invasive Brain Stimulation [Industry Viewpoint]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):13 - 15
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  • What if My Disability Will not be Relevant in the Future?: On The Occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on Persons with Disabilities [Opinion]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • Human Microchipping, Past, Present, and ... Future? [Opinion]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • Religion, Science, and Technology: An Interview with Metropolitan Kallistos Ware [Interview]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):20 - 26
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    Born Timothy Ware in Bath, Somerset, England, Metropolitan Kallistos was educated at Westminster School (to which he had won a scholarship) and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he took a Double First in Classics as well as reading Theology. In 1966 Kallistos became a lecturer at the University of Oxford, teaching Eastern Orthodox Studies, a position he held for 35 years until his retirement. In 197... View full abstract»

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  • Children and Technology: Guidelines for Parents-Rules for Every Age [Leading Edge]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):27 - 29
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  • Brain Implants and Memory [Commentary]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):30 - 31
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  • Human by Design: An Ethical Framework for Human Augmentation

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):32 - 36
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    Rapid advances in science and technology are opening doors for the fulfillment of human desires in ways that were not previously possible. Neural, genetic, pharmacological, and physical forms of augmentation of the human experience promise to multiply both in number and complexity over the next decades. It is our responsibility to create a public, open discourse around the ethical implications of ... View full abstract»

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  • Exoskeletons, Transhumanism, and Culture: Performing Superhuman Feats

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):37 - 45
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    Arecent trend in blockbuster science fiction film is the depiction of characters wearing exoskeletons<sup>1</sup that enable them to perform superhuman feats.<sup>2</sup> Exoskeletons have proven a popular mainstay of the genre over the past decade through franchises such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with recurring characters such as Iron Man (Figure 1). Howev... View full abstract»

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  • Regulation of the Use of Nanotechnology in Armed Conflict

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):46 - 47
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    Before any means or method of warfare is deployed in armed conflict, the legality of its use should be confirmed by legal review, at the stage of "study, development, acquisition or adoption." This review should ensure that new means and methods of warfare comply with international law. International law is comprised of treaties, international custom, and general principles of law. View full abstract»

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  • Implanting Military RFID: Rights and Wrongs

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):48 - 51
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    There are potential benefits and potential risks that flow from the implantation of radio frequency identification (RFID) devices into humans. The potential benefits with respect to military personnel may be considered great enough to outweigh any potential risks. In particular, the ability to identify military personnel without the need for "dog tags," worn around the neck, could be beneficial. View full abstract»

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  • System Configuration Contributions to Vulnerability: Applications to Connected Personal Devices

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):52 - 57
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    There is a strong impetus to commercialize emerging technology, tempered by safety expectations and regulatory compliance requirements [1]. Such is the case for medical implant devices, where successful operation of devices can be life-saving, but while consequences of failure are severe. Recent advances in this technology aimed at enabling remote access to a device facilitate remote and more accu... View full abstract»

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  • Military Insertables: Lessons from Civilian Use

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):58 - 61
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    Digital devices, once large enough to fill a room, are now small enough to be inserted into the human body. Even mobile devices have shrunk from large luggables, which were heavy and difficult to carry, to wearables that can effortlessly be worn on a person. A possible next step is insertables - digital devices that go in, through, or underneath the skin [1]. We use the term insertables to specifi... View full abstract»

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  • Can Implants Be Weapons under the Law?: Implications for Regulation

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):62 - 64
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    Might there be circumstances in which development of an implantable technology or device, intended to enhance performance of military personnel, should be regulated as weapon development? The question is timely and relevant given the effort currently being expended on development of implants for military use; devices within the scope of what can be considered "weapons" for regulatory purposes woul... View full abstract»

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  • Ethics and Brain Implants in the Military [Commentary]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):65 - 68
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    Definitions are a key factor when discussing the ethics of brain implants in the military. There is a world of difference between a permanent embedded rewritable chip and an active RFID-managed interface to a nervous system. View full abstract»

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  • Implantable Technologies in the Military Sector [Concluding Remarks]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):69 - 70
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The following topics describe the scope of IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (IEEE SSIT) and of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine : Health and safety implications of technology, Engineering ethics and professional responsibility, Engineering education in social implications of technology, History of electrotechnology, Technical expertise and public policy, Social issues related to energy, Social issues related to information technology, Social issues related to telecommunications, Systems analysis in public policy decisions, Economic issues related to technology, Peace technology, and Environmental implications of technology. Beyond these specific topics, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine  is concerned with the broad area of the social implications of technology, especially electrotechnology.

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Katina Michael
School of Information Systems and Technology
University of Wollongong