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David Sarokin and Jay Schulkin

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034920

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034920.001.0001

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Tools, Power, and Participation: Information in the Decades Ahead

Tools, Power, and Participation: Information in the Decades Ahead

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(p.213) 10 Tools, Power, and Participation: Information in the Decades Ahead
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David Sarokin

Jay Schulkin

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034920.003.0011

“Information is power” is true, at times, but not universally so. The trends in developing technologies and strategies will influence the relationship between information and power in the decades ahead. Positive results can come from new assistive technologies in fields like medical decision-making, or from everyday applications like wearable technology. Advances can promote citizen participation, but can also lead to additional fragmentation and privacy concerns.

Keywords:   Google Glass, IBM Watson, Internet of Things, Smart appliances, Consumer Sentinel

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