Author Archives: Peter Carr

Technology’s Impact This Week: 17th September


This is the fourth of a possibly more regular commentary on the impact that information technology is having on society, based on recent developments. This post is based on items posted in my Twitter feed: @impactofinfo  Comments on its value … Continue reading

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Technology’s Impact This Week: 10th September


This is the third of a possibly more regular commentary on the impact that information technology is having on society, based on recent developments. This post is based on items posted in my Twitter feed: @impactofinfo  Comments on its value … Continue reading

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Technology’s Impact This Week: September 5th 2017


This is the second of a possibly more regular commentary on the impact that information technology is having on society, based on recent developments. This post is based on items posted in my Twitter feed: @impactofinfo  Comments on its value … Continue reading

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Technology’s Impact This Week: August 26th 2017


This is the first of a possibly more regular commentary on the impact that information technology is having on society, based on recent developments. This post is based on items posted in my Twitter feed: @impactofinfo  Comments on its value … Continue reading

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My Big Data: Concerns, Opportunities and Policies


The Social Disruption Survey, conducted earlier this year and reported in this blog, identifies Privacy as, of the issues that it considered, the area of greatest public concern in the impact that information technology is having on society. Personal use of information … Continue reading

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The Socially Disruptive Impact of Information Technology Survey


The impact that information technology is having on society is wide ranging. As information technology enters more areas of peoples’ lives globally it is important to consider the nature of that impact. On this blog and in the University of … Continue reading

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Jobs and the Information Technology Enabled Economy


The impact that information technology is having on the working lives of global citizens is a major concern in most developed countries today. Although job numbers are little changed from the past in many countries, statistics show issues with job … Continue reading

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Cyber Warfare


Patrick Tucker describes the use of cyber tactics. Shortly after the fall of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, US forces sent text messages to insurgent fighters which told them to assemble at a certain point (eg. a street corner). When they … Continue reading

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Interview With Anant Agarwal, CEO edX


Interview with Anant Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer of edX. Founded by Harvard and MIT and now with global university partners, edX provides quality online education worldwide. This interview with the University of Waterloo’s Peter Carr, discusses edX’s work delivering high … Continue reading

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Better and More Education Using Information Technology


Education is vitally important today. This is not a new statement – it has been argued for thousands of years. Education enables people to be productive, get jobs and participate in society and most people have recognised this. Today, these … Continue reading

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