Schlagwort-Archiv: ethics

How Facebook – the Wal-Mart of the internet – dismantled online subcultures

Article in „TheConversation.com“: Before the internet, people interested in body modification – not just tattoo and piercing enthusiasts, but those drawn to more unusual practices like ear pointing, tongue splitting, suspension, scarification and the voluntary amputation of limbs and organs – had a difficult time meeting others who shared their interests. The internet, of course, changed everything: You can chat and connect with anyone from your computer. And in 1994 – more than a decade before Facebook launched – body modification enthusiasts started their own social media platform: the Body Modification E-zine, or BME. … read more

 

Fighting climate change with digitalization

Article on „LinkedIn“ by Thierry Breton: Following COP22, which saw the adoption of a work program to successfully apply the Paris Agreement on climate change, several states, including France, came together in the „2050 Pathways“ coalition to reach zero net emissions by 2050. More than 200 companies, including Atos, have also decided to get in line with the „two degrees“ pathway by signing up to the initiative Science Based Targets. Whatever their strategic plan, one thing is certain: countries, cities, and companies will be relying on data and digitalization to try to prevent global warming. …read more

 

The Geography of Remote Work

Article in „medium.com“ by Laetitia Vitaud: Tech seems to have abolished distance: people are increasingly connected and communication is cheaper than it’s ever been. Armed with an Internet connection and a smartphone, we can work from anywhere! Remote work is a growing phenomenon for many companies willing to reduce office space and cut costs or to recruit and keep talent by offering them more flexibility. Yet both economic activity and population are increasingly concentrated in just a few areas, while many more places become economic and demographic deserts. Why do people flock more and more to these areas when they could choose to live and work in cheaper places? If distance is dead, then why is real-estate more and more expensive in large cities? Why are digital nomads—a growing trend in the startup world— still so marginal? …read more

 

 

From cyberwarfare to drones, the future of conflict is electronic

Article by Rick Stella in „digitaltrends.com“: Innovation can take many forms: Today’s computers are faster. Space travel is cheaper. Artificial intelligence is smarter than ever before. The military is … well …While the details on Intel’s latest processors or LG’s new OLED technology remain a simple Google search away, the uniquely secretive processes of the United States military make it tough to know what’s truly cutting edge. …read more

 

What is the Industrial Internet, and What Does it Mean for You?

Article by Jacob Morgan in „inc.com“: If you follow the future of work or technology, you’ve likely heard of the Internet of things–a way to connect devices together to make life easier and more efficient. The Internet of things is used in anything from connecting a fitness tracker to a scale and watch or connecting work documents and programs through the cloud. We’ve already seen lots of development with the Internet of things and are sure to see more progress as technology develops, but now GE has taken the concept one step further by applying it on a larger scale. … read more

 

Another View: Inside Placer Union’s digital transformation

Article in „Auburn Journal“ by Gregg Ramseth: Reading the newspaper is a daily habit of mine. Its stories connect me to my community, keep me tuned to the world, trigger conversations among my education colleagues and help me think differently. But my daily fix doesn’t stop with newsprint. The routine now includes firing up a digital device to check The Skimm, the New York Times and the Idaho paper where our son is a journalist. My appetite has grown for news and the Internet has obliged. … read more

 

Digital literacy, ethics for today’s teens

Article in „Bangalore Mirror“ by Dr Anuradha HS: The worlwide net offers plethora of knowledge for children, but it’s important to educate teens on cyber ethics. Media and Technology have become an integral part of our adolescents‘ lives. They provide incredible opportunities to communicate, create, gather information, entertain themselves and even build business. However, if digital media is not used judiciously, it can become a weapon that can destroy the teen’s world. Hence digital literacy and ethics are extremely essential to keep them safe. … read more...

 

Technology trends put People First—Accenture Technology Vision 2016

Article in „Accenture Techvisions“ by Paul Daugherty: As the pace of technology change accelerates at an unprecedented rate, the winning strategy of leading enterprises will be a People First approach. That’s the key finding of our Accenture Technology Vision 2016 and the underlying theme of the five new IT trends that are critical to success in the digital age. Technology innovations are bringing amazing opportunities to enable people—workers, customers and business partners—with new capabilities they’ve never had before. But these will remain opportunities only—not business results—if leaders do not take more balanced approach that puts people front and center. … read more

 

What philosophy can tell Davos about educating for a better future

Article in „TheConversation“ by Angela Hobbs: We believe in the free flow of information. We use a Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives licence, so you can republish our articles for free, online or in print. How do you create a generation that can think its way out of problems and face the challenges of a rapidly changing world? The Davos meeting this year is all about how we can cope with the immense challenges posed by the so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution” – an era of rapid and complex technological change, where our role in the world is resting on shifting sands. …read more ….

 

UN special rapporteur: Officials shouldn’t exploit Paris tragedy to erode digital rights

Article in „DW Akademie“: In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris, the UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression, David Kaye, says officials “do not need to capitalize on the tragedy” by undermining people’s rights to privacy. … read more...

 

When a robot car makes a mistake, a human always gets the ticket

Article in „TheGuardian“ by Mark Harris: When a California cop pulled over a Google self-driving car for holding up traffic this week, he knew he couldn’t send its robot driver to jail. But exactly where the responsibility lies for traffic problems caused by autonomous vehicles is not always so clear. Self-driving cars are the future, but there’s a tech traffic jam in their path. … read more

Europe, Still Angry at U.S. Spying, Prepares to Increase Its Own

Article in „theintercept“ by Jenna McLaughlin: Just as the United States is taking a first step toward placating European privacy concerns about U.S. surveillance, several European countries are passing laws dramatically expanding their own spy programs. The House last month passed the Judicial Redress Act, intended to extend some privacy protections to foreign citizens. Meanwhile, the French Senate just passed one of the broadest international surveillance bills in the world and several other European countries are moving in a similar direction. … read more

Facebook vs. Europe – privacy, ethics, and tech innovation

Article in „Venturebeat.com“ by Mike Weston: The last few weeks have been punctuated by two major developments in the world of European tech and data privacy. First, the EU announced draft data protection legislation (more on that later), and second, Facebook’s Moments app was unceremoniously banished from European soil until an opt-in feature is incorporated into its facial recognition technology. These events are likely to have tech innovators on both sides of the Atlantic scratching their heads – just what are the rules of the game in relation to data protection and tech innovation in Europe? … read more ….