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050604socimplica - Social Implications 16.422 Human...

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Unformatted text preview: Social Implications 16.422 Human Supervisory Control Improve: Efficiency & productivity Task performance & reliability Human safety, both operators & public Remote operations Reduction of human labor Technological advancements Improved quality of life Health care Leisure But there are some problems. 16.422 Advantages of Automation Automation Issues for the Individual E m p l o y m e n t Centralization of management Identity & desocialization Work dissatisfaction Supervising as opposed to interactive control Technological (il)literacy Deskilling Responsibility & accountability Trust and biases It will always be far easier to make a robot of a man rather that to make a robot like a man. (Engelberger 1981) 16.422 Problems with Automation for Society Technological imperative Technological determinism as opposed to social construction Productivity vs. meaningfulness Tele-governance Feed forward versus feedback Privacy Cell phones, automobiles, employee monitoring Reduced social contact 16.422 More Problems with Automation System complexity & cost Affects both the individual and groups Group diffusion of accountability Impact on natural resources Tele-robotic spies Over-trusting technology Smart weapons 16.422 A Comparison of Nuclear vs. A Comparison of Nuclear vs....
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