50 Years of Good Trouble

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During the 1960s, many engineers and scientists became concerned about the trajectory of the technological society they were helping to create [1]. Those years were full of headlines about nuclear war, environmental pollution, unsafe products, ethical lapses in industry and government, and unintended consequences of innovations. The social implications of technology became an organizational focus for IEEE on June 24, 1972, following a vote of the IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB) [2]. Initially called the IEEE TAB Committee on Social Implications of Technology, this entity in 1982 became the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) [3]. Since then, SSIT has established a vibrant community with conferences, publications, standards, awards, and many other activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-4
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Technology and Society Magazine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Social Sciences


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