"The Challenge of Cyborg Rights" Plenary address by Professor Roger Clarke, Australian National University, Australia.
This video was taken of Professor Roger Clarke delivering his plenary address at the IEEE Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) held at the University of Wollongong 7-10 June 2010. Professor Clarke's talk on "Cyborg Rights" was argued that the first generation of cyborgs are already among us, so accordingly, professional engineers have an obligation to anticipate new developments, and to brief political, social and economic institutions on their nature, impact and implications. Professor Clarke is the Director of Xamax Consultancy and also a Visiting Professor at the Australian National University. The theme of the conference was "The Social Implications of Emerging Technologies" and Professor Clarke acted to stimulate a discussion on human enhancement, and the challenging questions surrounding the additional rights of 'cyborgs'. An extended paper written by Professor Clarke was published in a special issue of IEEE Technology and Society in 2011.
"Human Enhancement: Could you become infected with a computer virus"? Plenary address by Dr Mark Gasson, University of Reading
This video was taken of Dr Mark Gasson delivering his plenary address at the IEEE Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) held at the University of Wollongong 7-10 June 2010. Dr Gasson's talk was titled "Human Enhancement: Could you become infected with a computer virus." Dr Gasson is a senior research fellow at the University of Reading, working closely with Professor Kevin Warwick in the Cybernetic Intelligence Research Group. The theme of the conference was "The Social Implications of Emerging Technologies". Dr Gasson was able to categorically demonstrate that a chip implant could become infected with a computer virus. It is important to note that Dr Gasson was also the General Chair of IEEE ISTAS 2010.