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Technology and Society

Issue 3 • Date Sept. 1981

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 1
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  • Social implications of technology: The past and the future

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 1
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    On June 6, 1981 the Executive Committee of (he IEEE gave final approval to formation of the JGEE Society on Social Impliquions of Technology (SS1T), This action, in response to a membership petition circulated by CSIT in 1980 was the culmination of effort extending over many years. In fact, a similar membership petition nine years earlier led to formation of CSJT. This is not to imply that the pas... View full abstract»

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  • Letters to the editor

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • Non-ionizing radiation: Fact and fiction

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 3
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    Public awareness of the “potential health hazards” of RF and microwave radiation dates from the disclosure, in 1972, of Russian irradiation of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Previously, so-called “death rays” had been relegated to the pages of science fiction. This concern was heightened a few years later by a series of expose-type articles by Paul Brodeur, which appeared ... View full abstract»

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  • Human exposure to microwaves and radiofrequency electromagnetic fields

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 4
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    The IEEE recognizes the public concern regarding the possible health hazards from the pervasive and ever-expanding use of devices that emit microwaves and radiofrequency electromagnetic (EM) fields. Safety guidelines such as those recently proposed by the American National Standards Institute Committee C95 appear quite adequate on the basis of our present understanding of the biological effects of... View full abstract»

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  • Editorial: Public positions on controversial technical issues

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):5 - 6
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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):7 - 9
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  • Periodical publications bibliography

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):10 - 11
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    This list of periodical publications specifically concerned with some aspect of the social implications of technology was compiled from a selection in the Engineering Societies Library, the IEEE Center for the History of Electrical Engineering and the Tamiment Institute Library, New York University. It also includes periodical publications as listed and described in Robert F. Ladenson, et al., A S... View full abstract»

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  • News, notes, and comments

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 12
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  • Join the newest IEEE society

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 13
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    The IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) is now an approved reality. A full range of activities — conferences, symposia, publications — is now possible. Membership in SSIT gives you the opportunity to participate in these activities, to meet and exchange ideas with others who have technical and professional interests in the social implications of technology. View full abstract»

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  • Engineers and the work that people do

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):14 - 24
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    The phenomenon which I wish to discuss in this paper can be illustrated by a plant which was making electric light bulbs in 1979. Production was 800 bulbs an hour, of the type having a metallized reflector, and the components of the glass envelope were made elsewhere. They traveled on a chain conveyor around the plant, which occupied an area about 30 feet by 10 feet and was quite new. It was noisy... View full abstract»

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  • Technology & society magazine staff needed

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 24
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    The successful conversion of Technology & Society to a magazine and the maintenance of a high standard of quality will depend on the cooperation of many people. Working to help produce a quality magazine can be a satisfying and rewarding experience. Staff members are needed in a variety of positions under the titles Associate Editor and Correspondent. Interested members of SSIT are invited ... View full abstract»

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This Publication ceased production in 1981. The current title of the publication is IEEE Technology & Society Magazine.

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