Surveillance – Integrity and Autonomy
If you say “Ubicomp”, many laughs and thinks of intelligent fridge. But the phenomenon should not be underestimated. For years, IT industry in the U.S., EU and Japan spent astronomical sums on development. People and equipment are bound together in a giant wireless network, it is intended, and it could More >
Statement by the Swedish Research Institute of Defence at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce 2012 03 21
What part has man to play in a future, in which ethical decisions will be taken also by machines?
When will a machine become a human being?
The question of borderlines between man and More >
AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN ON COOPERATION IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR HOMELAND SECURITY MATTERS
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN (hereinafter referred to as the “Parties”): More >
The hippocampus of the intact brain (left) receives neural impulses from the environment. The microchip (right), which may be able to help humans build long-term memories, processes the signals from the brain as electrical impulses and sends them back into the hippocampus.
In this era of high-tech memory management, next in More >
Read This Thought: The U.S. Army is developing a technology known as synthetic telepathy that would allow someone to create email or voice mail and send it by thought alone. The concept is based on reading electrical activity in the brain using an electroencephalograph, or EEG.
Vocal cords were overrated anyway. More >
University of Oxford
An article and editorial in Nature warns about the militarization of agents that alter mental states. While traditional chemical weapons are intended to hurt or kill people, these agents are intended to disable. For example, they might induce confusion, sleepiness or calm. The Chemical Weapons Convention contain a More >
Ethics in Science and New Technologies
Because ICT implants in the human body go along with the tendency to commercialize the human body and treat humans as objects or as biomechanical platform, implants are considered as a potential threat to human dignity in some contexts.
This document deals with the evaluation of More >
A Body Area Network (BAN), Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) or Body sensor network (BSN) are terms used to describe the application of wearable computing devices. This will enable wireless communication between several miniaturized Body Sensor Units (BSU) and a single Body Central Unit (BCU) worn at the human body. The development of WBAN More >
2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
“What kind of privacy safeguards are needed if a machine can read your thoughts”?
“Invasive research on humans could involve inhuman or degrading procedures” “Invasive research on humans could lead to new torture or inhumane punishment techniques”
Will More >
The Swedish Data Inspection Board
The Data Inspection Board is a public authority. Our task is to protect the individual’s privacy in the information society without unnecessarily preventing or complicating the use of new technology.
Ubiquitous Computing – A vision that can become reality – Invisible “computers”, everywhere, in all things, always More >
Meir A, Rubinsky B.
Center for Bioengineering in the Service of Humanity and Society, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel. firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical technologies are indispensable to modern medicine. However, they have become More >