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theoretical aspects of (social) systems theory
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Wearable Technology as a Human Right | #googleGlass

Wearable Technology as a Human Right | #googleGlass | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Hostility to the use of wearable computers and cameras threatens to limit their benefits, says Steve Mann.

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luiy's curator insight, February 27, 2014 3:40 PM

Let’s value people at least as much as we do merchandise and elevate the wearable computer to the level of a security camera. We never forbid cameras to protect five-cent candies. So let’s not forbid people to protect themselves with this same kind of technology. I have proposed legislation to protect the right of individuals to remember, computationally, what they experience.

 

As wearable computers and cameras become more widespread, we will certainly need to adopt new protocols and social attitudes toward the capture and sharing of visual information and other data. But these protocols should not include discrimination against users of these valuable assistive devices.

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How algorithms rule the world

How algorithms rule the world | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The NSA revelations highlight the role sophisticated algorithms play in sifting through masses of data. But more surprising is their widespread use in our everyday lives. So should we be more wary of their power?

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