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Digital Living

one month ago

As technology both offers and demands of us lifestyle changes as fast as we can absorb them, we must cope with the new possibilities and new vulnerabilities it introduces into our home lives.

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Can a 'New Deal' Strengthen Journalism’s Civic Functions?

one month ago

The Forum on Information and Democracy has published its recommendations to alleviate the fragility of global journalism, in a report led by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen. The group is calling for a new pact for the profession and a plan to secure 0.1% of the world's annual GDP for journalism, with the aim of guaranteeing its social function.

Civil Society
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What Do Disruptive Technologies Disrupt?

one month ago

Philip Brey, Professor of Philosophy of Technology at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Twente and STI expert, was a keynote speaker at the International Workshop on Controversies and Polarization on Disruptive Technologies, a hybrid meeting held virtually and in Granada, Spain, October 5-6, 2020. His address dealt with “Disruptive Technologies: Social, Moral and Ontological Consequences.” The following is an abridged version of a subsequent interview.

Culture and Lifestyles
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Beaurocrats V. Parents: Who Knows Best for Pre-schoolers?

one month ago

With record-low rates of births and marriages combined with COVID-related economic hardship, family policy initiatives have taken on renewed urgency in the US. President Biden’s solution – the American Families Plan – has sparked criticism from those who interpret it as imposing a view of family not shared by the majority of the people who most need the help.

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Making Monkeys Out of Us

2 months ago

US-Chinese team of scientists have produced embryos that include human cells and cells of a nonhuman primate, the long-tailed macaque. What are we to make of such experiments? How are we to assess their ethical implications? STI Expert David Albert Jones reflects on this issue in this article.

Bioethics
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What Has Become of the Impulse to Marry?

3 months ago

Convinced that raw numbers don’t tell the whole story, University of Texas at Austin sociology professor Mark Regnerus looked deeper into the marriage ecosystem of several countries, in particular among cohorts traditionally more inclined to marry. He gave STI the following interview concerning the book he’s published about what his study revealed.

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On Carebots: All I Want to Say Is That They Don’t Really Care About Us

3 months ago

The robots trained to provide services to elderly people living alone have been dubbed "carebots." Is the word "care" used here so generously as to strip it of its true value? Alejo José G. Sison suggests so in a recent blog post, reproduced here with permission.

Civil Society
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Target: Zero Emissions

3 months ago

Twenty-one percent of the world's largest public companies currently have zero emissions targets, according to a report by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) and Oxford Net Zero, co-authored by STI expert Thomas Hale.

Civil Society, Governance
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Teleworking: Opportunity beyond the Pandemic

4 months ago

IESE Business School professor and STI expert Mireia Las Heras has analyzed the benefits of remote work for companies, society and employees from a survey of 2,690 people from various countries.

Governance