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Technology and Society: The Big Questions
Intended and unintended consequences are part of technological change. Every aspect of our society is affected either positively or negatively by technological advances, and sometimes it's a matter of perspective.
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Payments on the Go - CFO Magazine

Payments on the Go - CFO Magazine | Technology and Society: The Big Questions | Scoop.it
New mobile technologies are changing the way consumers and companies pay for goods and services.
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Collision avoidance tech should be standard on all cars, US safety agency says - CNET

Collision avoidance tech should be standard on all cars, US safety agency says - CNET | Technology and Society: The Big Questions | Scoop.it
Currently available only as an option on certain cars, the sensor-driven technology should be installed on all automobiles and shouldn't cost the buyer extra, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
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Hawaii Is Aiming for 100 Percent Energy Renewables. Can the Nation Follow? - Newsweek

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Hawaii Is Aiming for 100 Percent Energy Renewables. Can the Nation Follow?
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A view of houses with solar panels in the Mililani neighborhood on the island of Oahu in Mililani, Hawaii, December 15, 2013.
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Could Google IDs Help Emergency Crews Reach Disaster Areas Faster?

Could Google IDs Help Emergency Crews Reach Disaster Areas Faster? | Technology and Society: The Big Questions | Scoop.it
Universal credentials are the future of online security, DHS says.
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Ushering in connected and automated vehicle technology - The Hill (blog)

Ushering in connected and automated vehicle technology - The Hill (blog) | Technology and Society: The Big Questions | Scoop.it
Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and vehicle-to-bike/pedestrian (V2B/P) communication can reduce up to 80 percent of crashes.
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The anti-drone hoodie that helps you beat Big Brother's spy in the sky

The anti-drone hoodie that helps you beat Big Brother's spy in the sky | Technology and Society: The Big Questions | Scoop.it
Tom Meltzer: Unmanned surveillance drones are a global concern, but designer Adam Harvey has concocted an outlandish solution
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James B. Glattfelder: Who controls the world? | Video on TED.com

James Glattfelder studies complexity: how an interconnected system -- say, a swarm of birds -- is more than the sum of its parts. And complexity theory, it turns out, can reveal a lot about how the economy works.

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, February 27, 2013 8:06 AM

Bijzonder interessant verhaal over hoe globale economische en financële netwerken tot macht leiden. Volgens de studie naar transnationale organisaties en bedrijven (600.000) waaraan Glattfelder meewerkte, zijn er 737 spelers die controle hebben over 80% van de aandeelhouderswaarde.  

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Big Brother, Big Data and The Forked Path Revisited

Big Brother, Big Data and The Forked Path Revisited | Technology and Society: The Big Questions | Scoop.it
... to government documents, to novels. It also controlled the newer mediums of radio and film, and, as Orwell imagined, would twist those technologies around backwards to serve as spying machines aimed at everyone.
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James Clapper warns of sequester's impact on spy agencies - Press TV

James Clapper warns of sequester's impact on spy agencies - Press TV | Technology and Society: The Big Questions | Scoop.it
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“Our technical advantage will deteriorate,” he said.
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A Fork in the Road - Huffington Post

A Fork in the Road - Huffington Post | Technology and Society: The Big Questions | Scoop.it
A Fork in the Road Huffington Post Investment is needed in energy RD&D (research, development and demonstration) in new technologies such as low-loss smart electric grids, electrical vehicles interacting effectively with the power grid, and energy...
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Justices Signal a Monsanto Edge in Patent Case - New York Times

Justices Signal a Monsanto Edge in Patent Case - New York Times | Technology and Society: The Big Questions | Scoop.it
TIME Justices Signal a Monsanto Edge in Patent Case New York Times The justices appeared alert to the consequences of their eventual ruling not only for Monsanto's very lucrative soybean patents but also for modern agriculture generally and for...
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Samsung struggles to block iPhone function for the blind - BBC News

Samsung struggles to block iPhone function for the blind - BBC News | Technology and Society: The Big Questions | Scoop.it
Samsung struggles to block iPhone function for the blind BBC News "We continue to believe that Apple has infringed our patented mobile technologies, and we will continue to take the measures necessary to protect our intellectual property rights."...
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What if...you could design a city? - BBC News

What if...you could design a city? - BBC News | Technology and Society: The Big Questions | Scoop.it
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What if...you could design a city?
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We have had some intriguing answers, from those that think the smart cities of the future will rely on technology to those who want to put people centre-stage.
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Work email is making us a 'generation of idiots'. Time to switch off - The Guardian

Work email is making us a 'generation of idiots'. Time to switch off - The Guardian | Technology and Society: The Big Questions | Scoop.it
Einstein warned that technology could surpass human interaction. It’s happening, and workplaces have to step in when employees can’t kick the habit
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Why social sciences are just as important as STEM disciplines - Washington Post

Why social sciences are just as important as STEM disciplines - Washington Post | Technology and Society: The Big Questions | Scoop.it
They enhance national security and teach us about the world. They deserve full funding from Congress.
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NASA considers public values in its Asteroid Initiative - Brookings Institution (blog)

NASA considers public values in its Asteroid Initiative - Brookings Institution (blog) | Technology and Society: The Big Questions | Scoop.it
In a recent Brookings paper Walter Valdivia and David Guston propose a number of innovative ways in which the innovation enterprise can be made more responsible to public values and expectations, very much in the spirit of NASA’s ARM citizen forum.
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Bitcoin: The Cyberpunk Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin is touted for its many improvements to traditional currency. It is easy to transfer, requires no central authority to administer, works across political
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Commercial Spaceflight Companies Will Revolutionize Space Science: Scientific American

Commercial Spaceflight Companies Will Revolutionize Space Science: Scientific American | Technology and Society: The Big Questions | Scoop.it
Private spaceflights aren't just for well-heeled tourists. The nascent commercial space industry is poised to revolutionize research as well
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The Impending Social Consequences of Augmented Reality

The Impending Social Consequences of Augmented Reality | Technology and Society: The Big Questions | Scoop.it
... Reality (AR) is not just a technology. It's a shortcut. Whether we can interact with data through a pair of glasses or contact lenses, the very nature of such technological immediacy will very quickly change human behavior.
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“Open” Socio-Technical Systems « Marc Werfs – The Blog

“Open” Socio-Technical Systems « Marc Werfs – The Blog | Technology and Society: The Big Questions | Scoop.it
Questions about the consequences of the use of the new technologies for the organisation's existing customers and whether the changes will drive them away were focused. The introduction of new technologies often fails ...
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Are You Ready for Artificial Vision? The Future Is Yesterday's Tomorrow - Huffington Post

Are You Ready for Artificial Vision? The Future Is Yesterday's Tomorrow - Huffington Post | Technology and Society: The Big Questions | Scoop.it
Are You Ready for Artificial Vision? The Future Is Yesterday's Tomorrow
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It also drove home to me how technology's progression will change and challenge society.
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China's military linked to cyber espionage - Washington Free Beacon

China's military linked to cyber espionage - Washington Free Beacon | Technology and Society: The Big Questions | Scoop.it
National Post China's military linked to cyber espionage Washington Free Beacon “Our research and observations indicate that the Communist Party of China is tasking the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) to commit systematic cyber espionage and...
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FCC becoming a leader in unintended consequences - FierceBroadbandWireless

FCC becoming a leader in unintended consequences - FierceBroadbandWireless | Technology and Society: The Big Questions | Scoop.it
FCC becoming a leader in unintended consequences
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But the FCC's push to expand 5 GHz availability for Wi-Fi use could have the unintended consequence of derailing new connected car technologies designed to prevent accidents.
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Experts: China has hacked most of Washington - Longmont Daily Times-Call

Experts: China has hacked most of Washington - Longmont Daily Times-Call | Technology and Society: The Big Questions | Scoop.it
Experts: China has hacked most of Washington
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The rise of pervasive cyber-espionage has followed broader technological shifts: More and more information is gathered and conveyed online.
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