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Lec 27 - University of California Berkeley Engineering 124...

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University of California, Berkeley Professor Kastenberg Engineering 124 Impacts of Technology on Society Engineering 124 Lecture 27 5/1/07 Computer magnify issues o Things that used to be tolerable becomes a much greater concern when computers become involved o Most issues existed before the computer Electronic Voting o The issue is that there is no physical record o It only keeps a total o People want it to give a receipt such that there is a verifiable record Star Wars Project o Missile Defense program o Put satellites in space that can shoot down missiles autonomously o This terrified people since the computer will control such power o Computer programs tend to be buggy o People didn’t like the ideas of computers in space with missiles and lasers pointing down at earth o Preliminary tests did not work so well o Came back with George Bush EFF o Intellectual property issues o Privacy issues o Trying to civilized cyberspace CITRIS o Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society o Technology for Society Nanotechnology Biotechnology Information technology o Research Center
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