Tag Archives: technology and democracy

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

Posted in Technology's Impact This Week | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Introduction, Technology's Impact This Week | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Social Disruption Survey | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Technology and Modern Warfare | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Future of Our Cities


Introduction Thre is intensive discussion of the impact that information technology will have on the future of cities and this post summarises many of the areas that will be affected. this information is important for decisions that are being made … Continue reading

Posted in Future of Cities | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Questions About Democracy From the US Election


The following post was written the day before the news of allegations that Donald Trump was collaborating with the Russian government due to the possible existence of compromising video material of a sexual nature. This post discusses the challenge to … Continue reading

Posted in Technology and Democracy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fake News, Why It’s Important and What You Can Do About It


This blog and the University of Waterloo course that it supports are focussed on understanding the impact that information technology is having on society today. Often, there is widespread disagreement on what this impact is. Opinions vary widely and are … Continue reading

Posted in Technology and Democracy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Introduction


Information technology has been associated with most aspects of today’s society. Most significant areas of most people’s lives in developed countries and increasingly in developing countries have a presence of information technology. This blog exists to better understand the implications … Continue reading

Posted in Introduction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Future of Democracy


The optimism that the Arab Spring represented the beginning of global democratisation, driven by the internet, has given way to many questions about the future of democracy and the role that information technology will play.  Specifically, what is happening with … Continue reading

Posted in Technology and Democracy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Future of the Internet in 2014


In 2014 the dominant discussions about the future of the internet cover some topics which have been discussed in previous posts and others have newly appeared or experienced significant developments. The following video provides an overview: Belief that the internet … Continue reading

Posted in The Future of Technology and Society, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment