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ISTAS'12: Technology and Society in Asia [Guest Editorial]

Martin R Gibbs, Philip Hall, Shiro Uesugi

IEEE Technology and Society Magazine | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2013


In this issue of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine we turn our attention to Asia. The four articles in this special issue were selected from papers presented at the 2012 IEEE Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) in Asia conference [1]. ISTAS'12 brought together engineers and scholars from around the world to consider a variety of technological challenges and opportunities for Asian societies. These papers approached the question of the social implications of technology from two perspectives. First, some papers adopted a critical perspective, and examined the adverse, as well as beneficial, effects of technological development. Second, many papers adopted a positive, or “optimistic”..

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