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Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE

Issue 4 • Date winter 2011

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  • [Front cover]

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  • [Table of Contents]

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  • [Masthead]

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  • Calling for SSIT Nominations for IEEE Fellow [SSIT Secretary's Message]

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  • International Symposium on Technology and Society 2012 (ISTAS 2012)

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  • Technology and Society and Citations: People are Paying Attention [Editorial]

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  • Governing Lethal Behavior in Robots [T&S Interview]

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    This article is the first of a series of T&S Magazine interviews with IEEE and other technology experts and leaders, commenting on the social implications of technology within their engineering specialties. View full abstract»

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  • Active Aging with Collaborative Networks

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    Many recent studies document a demographic shift towards an older and healthier population [1]. The challenges posed by an aging society include care needs and social costs [2]. Many elderly citizens, following retirement, quickly become marginalized, losing their social links, which often leads to loneliness. Some consider the elderly a cost burden, rather than a resource capable of “value creation” in the society. View full abstract»

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  • WiMAX-An Uncertain Promise for Bridging the Digital Divide

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    In general terms, technology is born as the indirect consequence of social demands that are identified by researchers as interesting problems to solve; in solving the problem, they produce new knowledge. If they think they will obtain benefits, manufacturers and service providers take those results and produce products and services that satisfy that demand. Undoubtedly, there exist social needs that cannot be covered while obtaining benefit. If a society considers covering those needs to be a social priority, then complementary measurements should be taken to adequately promote innovation. View full abstract»

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  • Next Generation Internet Faces the Storm

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    If the Internet were a ship at sea, the voyage would begin under clear skies and strong winds - through surging tides, the ship's course would be steadfast, with no evidence for alarm. But now a storm approaches, indefatigable in its task to vitiate the Internet. The storm utilizes next-generation Internet (NGI) to proliferate vulnerabilities in mobile wireless communications. An unsafe environment is the eye of the storm. A complete redesign of the Internet Protocol (IP) has already begun, making NGI invariably in- tricate, yet meant for the long term. View full abstract»

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  • Four Scenarios for Future Evolution of the Internet

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    The Internet has transformed the lives of billions of people in areas as diverse as democracy, education, healthcare, entertainment, commerce, finance, and civil infrastructure. It has become the 21st century's fundamental societal infrastructure, comparable to the railways of the 1800s and the roadways of the 1900s. The Internet and its associated services have helped transform the world economy and society, catalyzing new forms of communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. The Internet deeply affects human communication, and the way humans deal with information and knowledge. View full abstract»

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  • Minimizing Technology Ricks with PIAs, Precaution, and Participation

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    Privacy impact assessment can be a tool for responsible research and innovation (RRI). RRI can be defined as a transparent, interactive process by which societal actors and innovators become mutually responsive to each other. In order to allow a proper embedding of scientific and technological advances in society, actors and innovators keep in mind ethical acceptability, sustainability, and societal desirability of the innovation process and its marketable products. This definition of RRI is close to the definition of privacy impact assessment (PIA). PIA is a process of engaging stakeholders to consider the impact of a new technology, product, service, project, or policy on privacy, and what measures could be taken to avoid or mitigate unwanted effects. In this light, PIA is also an instrument of risk governance that should be understood and implemented within the framework of the precautionary principle. Precaution is a theoretical framework of action in the face of uncertain risks. After considering the precautionary principle from a conceptual point of view, we consider privacy impact assessment in practice. We conclude that by integrating PIA within risk governance, one can also address the problem of balancing privacy and other values. View full abstract»

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  • Accidents and Disaster Management in Fireworks Industries

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    An explosion is a reaction-physical, chemical or nuclear in nature-resulting in a rapid release of energy in the form of light, heat, sound, and a shock wave. Accidental explosions during the manufacture of fire crackers and safety matches are reported regularly in Sivakasi, India. Sivakasi is well known as “Mini Japan” (or “Kutty Japan”), and is situated in the Virudhunagar District of Tamil Nadu State in India. Industries situated in and around Sivakasi satisfy about 90% of the global demand for fireworks products (for both civilian festival occasions and military needs for signaling). View full abstract»

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  • [2011 Index]

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IEEE Technology and Society Magazine covers the impact of technology (as embodied by the fields of interest in IEEE) on society

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