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The importance of scenarios in the prediction of the social implications of emerging technologies and services

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Emerging technologies can be defined as those cutting-edge technological innovations (process or

    product) that are currently being developed and deployed in a variety of fields, such as bioinformatics,

    material science, and robotics. In the information and communication technology (ICT)

    space, high-tech examples of emerging technologies include: sophisticated forms of automatic

    identification using motion analysis, location-based services with real-time activity monitoring

    and tracking, wearable computing with embedded point of view (POV) cameras, and implantable

    devices which can perform condition monitoring and measure physiological characteristics in

    living things (Michael & Michael, 2009). Emerging services usually stem from the integration

    and convergence of two or more emerging technologies and are radically changing the way we

    live and work and relate to one another via social computing (Michael, 2004). Consider the use

    of an embedded global positioning chipset on board a 3G smart phone with the ability to geotag

    photographs and video taken at a scene anywhere in the world, and to verify who in fact took

    the picture via an identification implant under the skin.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Michael, K., Michael, M. G. & Abbas, R. (2011). The importance of scenarios in the prediction of the social implications of emerging technologies and services. Journal of Cases on Information Technology, 13 (2), i-vii.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-80053083513

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/2540

Start Page


  • i

End Page


  • vii

Volume


  • 13

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.igi-global.com/Files/Ancillary/1548-7717_13_2_Preface.pdf

Abstract


  • Emerging technologies can be defined as those cutting-edge technological innovations (process or

    product) that are currently being developed and deployed in a variety of fields, such as bioinformatics,

    material science, and robotics. In the information and communication technology (ICT)

    space, high-tech examples of emerging technologies include: sophisticated forms of automatic

    identification using motion analysis, location-based services with real-time activity monitoring

    and tracking, wearable computing with embedded point of view (POV) cameras, and implantable

    devices which can perform condition monitoring and measure physiological characteristics in

    living things (Michael & Michael, 2009). Emerging services usually stem from the integration

    and convergence of two or more emerging technologies and are radically changing the way we

    live and work and relate to one another via social computing (Michael, 2004). Consider the use

    of an embedded global positioning chipset on board a 3G smart phone with the ability to geotag

    photographs and video taken at a scene anywhere in the world, and to verify who in fact took

    the picture via an identification implant under the skin.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Michael, K., Michael, M. G. & Abbas, R. (2011). The importance of scenarios in the prediction of the social implications of emerging technologies and services. Journal of Cases on Information Technology, 13 (2), i-vii.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-80053083513

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/2540

Start Page


  • i

End Page


  • vii

Volume


  • 13

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.igi-global.com/Files/Ancillary/1548-7717_13_2_Preface.pdf