• Fall 2019 Issues in Science and Technology

    The latest issue covers sex and sports, kids and social media, chemicals and cancer, and much more.

    As the power and potential of science and technology continue to grow, the insights that motivated the creation of Issues in Science and Technology become ever more pertinent. Society needs vibrant, well-informed debate about matters of science and technology policy. This 35th anniversary issue advances the debate, with insightful, independent essays on broadband access, sex and sport, the social sciences, decarbonization, and much more.

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  • Training the Next Generation of Public Interest Technology Professionals

    CSPO professor receives grant from Public Interest Technology University Network to support community innovation fellowship.

    “This program will put the public at the center of public interest technology through direct participation in informed and inclusive dialogue on the social, ethical, and legal implications of emerging technologies impacting their communities.”

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  • Stefanie Burkle, "Laboratory of High Voltage Engineering, Technical University of Berlin," (2018)

    Summer 2019 Issues in Science and Technology

    The empty radicalism of the climate apocalypse, protecting the accuracy of the 2020 Census, artificial intelligence for a social world, and much more.

    The policies proposed by climate activists and progressive politicians to combat global warming are not nearly as radical—or potentially effective—as claimed. What would it mean to get serious about addressing climate change?

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  • Adrian Schwarz

    A Bright Start to Our Driverless Futures

    Bringing citizen perspectives into decisions and policies about driverless mobility.

    To provide a platform for citizens to engage with decision makers about driverless vehicles, CSPO and its partners have launched an unprecedented program of global citizen consultation.

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  • Spring 2019 Issues in Science and Technology

    Human gene editing, plus UFO sightings, smart manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, and much more.

    For the Spring 2019 edition of Issues, leading thinkers in the field of genomics comment on where we are in the process of understanding and managing the use of the precision gene-editing tool CRISPR on humans.

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  • Workshop Launches Unprecedented Citizen Consultation on Autonomous Mobility

    CSPO and its partners announce an ambitious new project to engage citizens on a future of driverless vehicles.

    To provide a platform for citizens to engage with decision makers on vital questions around autonomous mobility, the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes and the Paris-based Missions Publiques have launched an unprecedented program of citizen consultation. This global project on the development and adoption of autonomous mobility will provide informed, deliberative, diverse, and useful public perspectives to a variety of key stakeholders.

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Blog: As We Now Think

Books We’re Reading this Fall

Summer reading is wonderful: the perfect time to find a comfy beach chair, sip a cold iced tea, and settle in with a well-plotted novel that makes the hours skip by in pleasurable escapism…. Who are we kidding? It’s impossible to get comfortable on a sandy beach towel; you’re sweaty and sunburned and half tipsy […]

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5G: Think Globally, Act Locally?

On April 3, 2019, South Korean carrier SK Telecom claimed to have launched the first 5G mobile network by activating the connection to six celebrities representing Korea. The launch was reportedly rushed forward by two days in order to beat Verizon’s launch of 5G services in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis around the same time. […]

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Give STAA a Chance

At the end of February, while many people were intensely following Michael Cohen’s testimony before Congress, about 40 people packed a small room in the Cannon House Office Building to discuss the revival of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). The panelists outlined various arguments about the need for an OTA to provide nonpartisan, credible […]

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