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  • Front cover - IEEE Technology and Society Magazine

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): C1
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  • Information for authors

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): C2
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Contemplation [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 3
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  • While we weren't paying attention

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 4
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  • To the Editor

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 5
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  • News and notes [IEEE Technology and Society Magazine Receives 2008-2009 STC Award]

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  • Decoding Liberation: The Promise of Free and Open Software [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):7 - 11
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  • "You've just been disarmed. Have a nice day!"

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):13 - 15
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    On September 23,2003, the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) hosted a meeting in Dahlgren, VA, to explore the arming of unmanned systems. We were interested in what it was going to take to produce armed, fully-autonomous, unmanned systems that could decide for themselves when to pull the trigger. We invited personnel from the Navy's Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG), International L... View full abstract»

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  • Death strikes from the sky: the calculus of proportionality

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):16 - 19
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    The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the conflict zones of Iraq and Afghanistan for both intelligence gathering and "decapitation" attacks has been heralded as an unprecedented success by U.S. military forces. There is a demand for substantially increased production of Predator MQ-1 and Reaper MQ-9 Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/MTS.2009.931865 drones and funding has been boosted to en... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling the moral user

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):20 - 24
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    This paper discusses the ethical issues in the design of autonomous lethal robotics. The design of any safety-critical system that relies upon human decision making, and thus the design of any tele-operated weapons system, has significant implications for the ethical decision making of users. View full abstract»

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  • Predators or plowshares? arms control of robotic weapons

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):25 - 29
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    With the development of the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator, robotic weapons came of age. The operations of this unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and northern Africa in the last few years have given us a glimpse of the future of high-tech war. It is a future in which thousands of miles separate those firing weapons from those whom they kill, in which joystick jockeys hav... View full abstract»

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  • Ethical robots in warfare

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):30 - 33
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    It is a thesis of my ongoing research for the U.S. Army that robots not only can be better than soldiers in conducting warfare in certain circumstances, but they also can be more humane in the battlefield than humans. It is my contention that robots can be built that do not exhibit fear, anger, frustration, or revenge, and that ultimately (and the key word here is ultimately) behave in a more huma... View full abstract»

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  • Commercializing public sector information privacy and security concerns

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):34 - 40
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    The enhanced development of information and communication technologies in government has created new opportunities for agencies to collect, share and re-use data. At the same time, the commercial worth of governmental data sets and value-added information products/services have increased. Government agencies are finding that data they have routinely collected to fulfil their statutory and business... View full abstract»

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  • The internet and the changing nature of intelligence

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):41 - 47
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    This article focuses on the "intelligence and ICT" issue, and seeks to understand how knowledge about the nature of intelligence in an age of transparency can help technology developers provide tools that effectively support activities related to national security, intelligence, and decision making. This discussion aims to contribute to an analysis of broader issues such as the technologist commun... View full abstract»

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  • Interpersonal communication and gender in the ICT profession

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):48 - 56
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    This article investigates differences in interpersonal communication skills between female and male ICT professionals in Turkey. These skills are particularly important to the ICT profession because of ever-increasing user involvement and because of the increasing sophistication of ICT projects. A notable difference between genders in this area hints at important consequences in software systems d... View full abstract»

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  • 2009 IEEE Innternational Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS '09)

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 57
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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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Katina Michael
School of Information Systems and Technology
University of Wollongong