"Social-Technical Issues Facing the Humancentric RFID Implantee Sub-culture through the Eyes of Amal Graafstra"? Invited talk by Mr Amal Graafstra, USA
This video was taken of Mr Amal Graafstra delivering his plenary address at the IEEE Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) held at the University of Wollongong 7-10 June 2010. Mr Graafstra's talk was titled "Social-Technical Issues Facing the Humancentric RFID Implantee Sub-culture through the Eyes of Amal Graafstra" and was co-written with Associate Professor Katina Michael and honorary senior fellow Dr M.G. Michael. Mr Graafstra is the author of RFID Toys: Cool Projects for Home, Office and Entertainment and is one of the most prominent RFID do-it-yourselfer implantees. Graafstra received his chip implant in 2005.
"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.