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Issue 3 • Date Fall 2010

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): C1
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  • Information for Authors

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): C2
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 1
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  • Society Listing

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 3
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  • IEEE International Symposium on technology and Society 2011

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 3
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  • IEEE T&S Magazine Seeks Editor [News and Notes]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 4
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  • Technology and Democracy… You Can't Get There from Here [Wide Angle]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):5 - 9
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  • Uncertainty Underground: Yucca Mountain and the Nation's High-Level Nuclear Waste (Macfarlane, A. and Ewing, R.C.; 2006) [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):10 - 12
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  • Call for Papers Special Section on Green Computing

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 12
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  • Social Implications of Pursuing Sustainability [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 13
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  • Standing in the Way: Sustainable Future vs. Sloth, Genes, and Entropy

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):14 - 21
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    The problem of unsustainability boils down to this: universal entropy, the measure of energy and material uselessness, always rises. The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics insists that reducing entropy by concentrating order, as usable energy and materials, in any system, will discharge always greater entropy into its environment. All technological activities, regardless of whether they rely on renewable o... View full abstract»

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  • Historical Trends in Global Energy Consumption

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):22 - 30
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    The article illustrates the historical patterns of energy use and social and economic development as a context for informing contemporary trends. It will begin with a timeline of human population estimates and the associated energy sources and quantities harnessed. It will then explore the social and economic impacts of two technology waves that were instrumental in shaping the modern developed wo... View full abstract»

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  • Designing for Sustainability: Negotiating Ethical Implications

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):31 - 36
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    This article presents the "culturally negotiated ethical triangle" as a tool for those charged with making decisions involving issues of sustainability and society. Analyzing decision-making processes for creating and developing new technologies is a crucial component of advancing sustainability. For ethical decision making, the process of taking decisions is opaque. If a decision is arrived at th... View full abstract»

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  • Understanding Sustainability Through Reverse Engineering

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):37 - 44
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    Keeping engineering students' educations up to date with the demands and needs -of the engineering industry is challenging, given the limitations on credit hours, topics, and time imposed upon undergraduate engineering curricula. Critical topics such as global warming, climate change, green practices and sustainable engineering solutions are central to recent changes to regulations and policies im... View full abstract»

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  • Sustainable Energy and Environmental Policymaking in Japan

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):45 - 54
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    Failed R&D efforts in Japan suggest that the country has not always succeeded in deploying SEETs, and that the Japanese government has occasionally failed in promoting such technologies. The recent PV case illustrates a huge lost opportunity by the government in Japan's termination of the residential subsidy program. Of course, we cannot ascribe all failed cases to the government sector. Other... View full abstract»

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  • Business Constraints in Reuse Services

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):55 - 63
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    Global product sales are increasing rapidly. As many as 70 million automobiles are produced annually worldwide. The number of refrigerators, PCs, and cellular phones sold annually are 80 million, 230 million, and 1.1 billion, respectively. Manufacturing these products require a large amount of energy and material resources. Therefore, to achieve an environmentally sustainable society, it is necess... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): C3
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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