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Silhouette of 5G smart cellular network antenna base station on the telecommunication mast. Source: https://www.law.com/legaltechnews/2020/06/29/5g-is-unleashing-the-fourth-industrial-revolution-heres-what-it-means-for-legal-systems/ The Fourth Industrial Revolution will fuse advanced technologies with high-speed wireless connectivity to blur the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. The ensuing impact on our systems will transform how we produce, manage and govern our world and...
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Credit CCO Public Domain by the University of New South Wales A group of researchers, led by a UNSW sustainability scientist, have reviewed existing academic discussions on the link between wealth, economy and associated impacts, reaching a clear conclusion: technology will only get us so far when working towards sustainability—we need far-reaching lifestyle changes and different...
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Investigation finds 38 people killed on smart motorways in the past five years. Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jan/30/rollout-of-smart-motorways-put-on-hold-amid-safety-concerns?fbclid=IwAR3T8VljMQ8JJOFvGQj8zCkApBXKgk0AX_6FJxtUWkEeUOz08cxHk5DsbBc Smart motorways are part of a plan by Highways England to reduce congestion. The routes feature technology designed to monitor traffic levels, change speed limits and close lanes to allow emergency vehicles through. Our comment: “smart” is not always...
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Our September 2019 Newsletter can be viewed at: https://mailchi.mp/7fbfa35f0406/emfnews      
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The interpretations, positions and recommendations contained in this report cannot be attributed to either the members of the working group or the reviewers. The content of this report is the sole responsibility of The Shift Project. Report: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CFFQh0fmtOvGoIl1bw6URoW9rSLyZiB9/view Cover photo credit: Carlos Irineu Da Costa ‘Digital sobriety’ can halt tech-fuelled global warming, says report Less of...
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Source: https://www.news.uct.ac.za/news/research-office/-article/2019-09-09-helping-africa-prepare-for-5g 09 SEPTEMBER 2019 | STORY LAURA RAWDEN. PHOTO MICHAEL HAMMOND Dr Joyce Mwangama, a lecturer in the UCT Department of Electrical Engineering, is leading the development of South Africa’s first university-based 5G testbed facility. Excerpts: 5G can be viewed as an enabler of the fourth industrial revolution, also known as the 4IR, which has been described by the...
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EMFSA’s August 2019 Newsletter can be viewed at:  https://mailchi.mp/b55f8ead9e08/emfnews   “FOR THE SAFER USE OF TECHNOLOGY”
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As noted from the article: Grave concerns: most notably that automation and AI threaten to disrupt the labour market, as machines become capable of doing people’s jobs. Indeed, if left unmanaged, 4IR could dramatically increase inequality, whereby the riches flow to the owners of capital and technology while the poor become even poorer as they...
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UNESCO Published on Jun 21, 2019 How is  AI changing our world? Why should each of us care about it? What would be our future with AI? Four experts talk about ethical questions of AI such as self-driving cars, job loss, data bias, gender issues, minority populations, human vulnerability, international cooperation and lessons from the...
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