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Issue 2 • Date Summer 2008

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  • Front cover - IEEE Technology and Society Magazine - Summer 2008

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): c1
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  • Scope of the society on social implications of technology

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): c2
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  • Table of contents - Vol 27 No 2

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  • Masthead

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  • What if? [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 3
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  • The engineer, the dancer, and the severed head [Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 4
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  • The case of the vanishing ethics article [Ethics]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):5 - 6
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  • Visionary engineering leadership [Letter]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 7
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  • Dead poets and engineers [Living with Technology]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):8 - 9
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  • The Future Without a Past: The Humanities in a Technological Society [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):10 - 61
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  • The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed our Culture [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):61 - 64
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  • Technologies of cooperation: A socio-technical framework for robust 4G

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):11 - 23
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    History suggests that when social communication media grow in capability, pace, scope, or scale, people can use these media to construct more complex social arrangements - that is, they use communication tools and techniques to increase their capacity to cooperate. As we explore the use of 4th Generation (4G) wireless networks, we believe it is important for future designers to look back before th... View full abstract»

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  • RFID implants: Opportunities and and challenges for identifying people

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):24 - 32
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    Information and communication technologies (ICT), in general, and the Internet, in particular, have to a digitalization information and to "always-on" remotely accessible services. To ensure that these services are accessed with appropriate levels of security and privacy, the need for the identification and authentication (I&A) of individuals has increased. For most applications, the I&A p... View full abstract»

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  • Increasing internet access and freedoms with IGF participation

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):33 - 36
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    The Internet has in a short period of time stimulated changes in commerce, work life, and leisure activities as well as in the provision of information. These changes have brought out policy issues such as intellectual property rights, free speech, spam, privacy, terrorism, and child pornography. These issues demand solutions that require global cooperation. To provide all stakeholders - Internet ... View full abstract»

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  • Talkin' 'bout a (nanotechnological) revolution

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):37 - 43
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    It is often claimed that the development of nanotechnology will constitute a "technological revolution" with profound social, economic, and political consequences. The author surveys arguments that might be used to block this analogy and argue that none of them justify drawing a sharp distinction between social change due to technology and change due to other political causes. Two things follow fr... View full abstract»

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  • Is technology innocent? Holding technologies to moral account

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):44 - 50
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    Sophisticated technologies - in different times, this could be a stone axe, or a computer system - are important to humans in cultural, economic, and existential terms. The performance of these technologies requires careful assessment. Some forms of technology assessment are fine-grained and small-scale, attending to specific technologies in specific contexts (for example, HCI evaluations, usabili... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic services as a tool of resource sharing

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):51 - 60
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    This article studies the types of resource sharing made possible by various information technologies, and extrapolates into new types of resource sharing that can be implemented with new technologies, systems, and organizational architectures. Resource sharing can bean overarching design criterion for systems, organizations, and social institutions where the cost of information determines the exte... View full abstract»

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  • Tentative Dates and Location for ISTAS '09 Announced [News]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 64
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Aims & Scope

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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Editor-in-Chief
Katina Michael
School of Information Systems and Technology
University of Wollongong