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Issue 1 • Date Spring 1998

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  • Designing for all: emphasizing ability

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):23 - 27
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    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) can enhance the lives of individuals with a disability. For the information technology (IT) industry, there is an incredible potential to do more to adapt to this global market of more than 500 million people. The kinds of technologies that are useful to people with a disability are also beneficial to society as a whole. Designing for all kinds of ... View full abstract»

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  • The telepresence era: global village or “media slums”?

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):28 - 35
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    The ongoing debate between technological determinists and cultural sociologists with regard to the impact of new technologies exposes much of the uncertainty involved in forecasting even the near future, of the dangers involved in simplistic interpretations of the technology-society-culture relationship, and of the difficulties involved in the attempt to reconcile these contrasting approaches. The... View full abstract»

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  • Improving access to higher education in South Africa

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):16 - 22
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    In the future, technology will have an increasingly critical impact on the way educational institutions present their services. In South Africa, the challenge in higher education is to redress past inequalities and to restructure the educational system to rise to the challenges of a modern country that can be competitive in the 21st Century. Technological developments must therefore be used as mul... View full abstract»

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  • Survival lessons in Russian defense conversion

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):8 - 15
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    The period of Perestroika, beginning in the second half of the 1980s in the former Soviet Union, was the beginning of disarmament and defense conversion in the USSR. Most of the Soviet military capacity was concentrated in Russia, and the conversion of the defense industry became very complicated and painful. There are a number of definitions of the conversion process. In Russia, defense conversio... View full abstract»

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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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