IEEE Technology and Society Magazine

Issue 4 • Dec. 1987

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): c1
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  • Information for authors

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  • Scope of the Society on Social Implications of Technology

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  • Editorial staff

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  • IEEE Technology and Society Magazine

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 1
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  • [Breaker page]

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 1
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  • Tables of contents

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 1
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  • Signs of Sanity

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 2
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  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 2
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  • Introducing Our Associate Editors

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  • The Technology Bomb

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):3 - 5
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    Overproduction is perceived as a threat. Our resources are taxed in order to provide means to control surplus produced by efficient technology. The irrational techniques employed to control the perceived threat of technology pose an actual danger, placing overproduction alongside overpopulation as a matter for real concern. The technology bomb is as much to be feared as the nuclear bomb. Rational ... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering Technology, and the University

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):5 - 11
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    The historically unprecedented interpenetration of the human, societal, and technological spheres has created a theoretical and intellectual challenge for engineering and the university as a whole. A greater interdependence between the social sciences and humanities on the one hand, and the professional, applied science, and engineering on the other, continues to be an urgent problem. Engineering ... View full abstract»

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  • T&S Special Issue: History of Societal Aspects of Electrotechnology

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 12
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  • Gutta-Percha: A Case of Resource Depletion and International Rivalry

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):12 - 16
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    Gutta-percha, the latex of the Palaquium tree, is a natural plastic with good dielectric properties, once used to insulate submarine telegraph cables. The rapid expansion of telegraphy after 1850 led to the almost total destruction of the wild trees by natives of Malaya, Sumatra, and Borneo. By the turn of the century, the depletion of this essential but slowly renewable resource caused much conce... View full abstract»

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  • ``First Strike Prevention,'' A Proposed Arms-Control Technology

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):17 - 23
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    A system of tamperproof electronic black boxes is proposed to implement a technique which prevents the launching of nuclear missiles for a ``first strike,'' but which allows them to be launched for a retaliatory ``second strike.'' The proposed black box technology is very similar to one developed during the past ten years to provide security in retail electronic banking systems. After more than 30... View full abstract»

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  • Tamper-Proof Black Boxes for Security Functions

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 18
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  • News, Notes, and Comments

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):23 - 26
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  • Books Received

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 26
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  • IEEE copyright form

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  • IEEE Technology and Society Magazine - Information for Advertisers [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 29
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  • 1987 Index IEEE Technology and Society Magazine

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):30 - 32
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  • Front Cover

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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