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Issue 1 • Date Spring 2003

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  • The Existential Pleasures of Engineering [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):9 - 12
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  • The Languages of Edison's Light [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):12 - 14
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  • Oversold & Underused: Computers in the Classroom [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):14 - 64
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  • Author Index

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 59
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  • Subject index

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):59 - 63
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  • Getting on the Net: the struggle for digital inclusion of the Navajo

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):53 - 58
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    The digital divide is a problem for many groups of Americans, and for one group in particular, Native Americans. The plight and struggle of the American Indian to gain access to the Internet is illustrated with the Navajo Nation. They have tried to gain Internet access through two approaches: decentralized and centralized initiatives. Learning through their experiences, the more centrally organize... View full abstract»

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  • Evolution of the DOD microwave and millimeter wave monolithic IC program

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):40 - 46
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    The Department of Defense (DOD) Microwave and Millimeter Wave Monolithic Integrated Circuit Program was the culmination of advances in materials research, semiconductor physics, transmission media, modeling and simulation, device development, and manufacturing process development stemming from research conducted prior to and during World War II. Conducted in the 1980s and 1990s, MIMIC's objective ... View full abstract»

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  • Addressing myths of science and public policy in the United States.1

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):23 - 33
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    This is the first part of an essay on developmental trends in science, technology and technology policy as they appear at the onset of the 21st century. These subjects are first surveyed to depict recent changes in the structure of industry, university, and government (the three major players in this arena). These changes represent substantial shifts in the way we do business and in the very natur... View full abstract»

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  • Geoslavery

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):47 - 52
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    Commercial vendors of human tracking systems tout benefits and diminish, dismiss, or deny any potential for abuse. Indeed, the benefits of location based services (LBS) are myriad, and human tracking is not all bad. However, the countless benefits of LBS are countered by social hazards unparalleled in human history. We explore possibilities for misuse that many would consider unethical. Our princi... View full abstract»

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  • Recognizing religious mythology in visions of new technology

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):34 - 39
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    Bill Joy, Chief scientist for Sun Microsystems, agrees that coming advances in computing power seem to make it possible that an intelligent being will be built by the year 2030, and, that shortly thereafter, we will gradually replace ourselves with our robotic technology, achieving near immortality by downloading our consciousness. But Joy asks, if we are downloaded into our technology, what are t... View full abstract»

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  • Judges versus engineers

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):5 - 8
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    In January 1991, David Monts, an experienced, licensed electrical (and nuclear) engineer, began working for the Physical Plant Services Department (PPSD) of the New Orleans campus of the University of Louisiana (UNO). This department was responsible for building construction and renovation. Monts' immediate supervisor was John Michael Parnon, an architect, but the administrative head, Frank Schamb... View full abstract»

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  • Networked microsensors and the end of the world as we know it

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):16 - 22
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    Microsensors promise to bring people into closer contact with computers and, in the process, change society significantly. The author examines the impact of sensors on four areas: industrial manufacturing, military operations, personal health, and individual freedoms. 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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