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Current History (2024) 123 (852): 123–128.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Itty Abraham India’s space program attracted international admiration in 2023 for becoming the first country to successfully land a craft on the moon’s south pole. The program is now in its sixth decade and stands as one of India’s most successful technology missions, not least for the hard...
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Current History (2024) 123 (849): 37–39.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Anirudh Krishna The rise of artificial intelligence and other new technologies has raised hopes that they might contribute to reducing poverty. History suggests that they need to be embedded in broader frameworks of institutions, regulations, and training. What is coming, Kshetri promises...
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Current History (2023) 122 (847): 308–313.
Published: 01 November 2023
.... These efforts parallel a broader trend in state support for developing technological solutions to socioeconomic problems, such as social isolation and a deficit in care workers. The rise of companion robots has elicited excitement about potential futures of human–robot existence as well as concerns over data...
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Current History (2021) 120 (822): 15–20.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Ben Williamson The rapid shift to online teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the penetration of an algorithmic world view into education systems around the world. Promoted by a burgeoning educational technology industry, platforms that use algorithms to structure...
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Current History (2020) 119 (813): 3–8.
Published: 01 January 2020
...David Chandler “Data-driven governance assumes the need for constant adaptation to change.” Fourth in a series on ways of governing . © 2020 Current History. All rights reserved. 2020 The Regents of the University of California Indonesia Rwanda governance technology development cities...
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Current History (2020) 119 (813): 9–14.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Michael T. Klare The progression from semiautonomous, unarmed supply robots to fully autonomous weapons systems is likely to occur rapidly and with limited public scrutiny. military weapons technology war crimes arms control 9 The progression from semiautonomous, unarmed supply robots...
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Current History (2020) 119 (813): 37–39.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Mary F. E. Ebeling Two books detail how global technology giants vacuum up all the data they can get on consumers, the better to serve them on a platter to digital capitalists and colonizers. The Next Billion Users: Digital Life Beyond the West , by Payal Arora Harvard University Press...
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Current History (2019) 118 (804): 11–15.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of California Barbara Prainsack health care precision medicine DNA genome genetic medical technology regulation privacy inequality disease data 11 This new way of thinking about health and disease has tangible implications for when and how health-care interventions are set in motion...
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Current History (2015) 114 (775): 305–310.
Published: 01 November 2015
... engineering genetically modified crops Africa South Asia small farmers Monsanto technology transfer Green Revolution Burkina Faso pesticides cotton 305 Genetically modified crops alone are not enough to assure that smallholder farmers will prosper, but they can help to improve...
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Current History (2015) 114 (769): 73–76.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of the University of California Ted Henken Archibald Ritter Cuba embargo US barack Obama raul castro prisoner exchange bloqueo auto-bloqueo technology telecom embassy deal growth economy centralization socialism perfect self-employed private sector small-enterprise paquete black...
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Current History (2014) 113 (759): 19–22.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Joseph S. Nye, Jr. The rise of digital networks is diffusing power to new players. Fourth in a series on soft power. Joseph Nye soft power information technology computers non-state actors culture values civil society nongovernmental organizations China © 2014 Current History...
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Current History (2014) 113 (759): 12–15.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Sheila Jasanoff Scientific advances offer hope, but governments must cooperate to save the environment. 12 Forward trajectories in science, technology, and local initiative look like causes for optimism, but they do not necessarily bode well for peace and cooperation in the transition to a more...
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Current History (2014) 113 (759): 26–29.
Published: 01 January 2014
... technology education inequality 26 Convergence presents great global challenges, but it also means escape from poverty for hundreds of millions and the creation of a vast new global middle class. Converging Economic Destinies uri dAduSh The economic convergence of large parts of the developing world...
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Current History (2013) 112 (757): 291–297.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Joel Mokyr The economics of a world of information and automation is radically different from that of a world of wheat, steel, and railroads. © 2013 Current History. All rights reserved. 2013 The Regents of the University of California Joel Mokyr capitalism technology science...
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Current History (2013) 112 (756): 285–286.
Published: 01 October 2013
... reserved. 2013 The Regents of the University of California Joshua Lustig Loren Graham Russia technology innovation science development patent law business The arts and sciences somehow flourished in Russia despite centuries of autocracy, yet the country has a sorry record of channel...
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Current History (2013) 112 (750): 13–19.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Uri Dadush; Kemal Derviş Sustaining the transformational force of technology and globalization, … while mitigating their polarizing effect within countries, is likely to prove one of the twenty-first century's great challenges. 13 Sustaining the transformational force of technology...
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Current History (2012) 111 (741): 9–13.
Published: 01 January 2012
... income distribution Uri Dadush wage convergence William Shaw globalization labor markets manufacturing trade technology labor 9Uri DaDUsh is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endow- ment for International Peace. William shaW is a visiting scholar at the Endowment. Former World Bank...
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Current History (2012) 111 (741): 29–33.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Paul Harris; Daniel Sarewitz To promote innovation through scientific and technological advance is also to promote social change—often radical social change. © 2012 Current History. All rights reserved. 2012 The Regents of the University of California Paul Harris Daniel Sarewitz...
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Current History (2004) 103 (677): 410–411.
Published: 01 December 2004
... and Permissions web page, https://www.ucpress.edu/journals/reprints-permissions . 2004 Current History politics economy security social science technology innovation Current History s GLOBAL PROGRESS REPORT Current History invited its contributing editors a group of 21 international scholars...
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Current History (2002) 101 (659): 436–442.
Published: 01 December 2002
... History. All rights reserved. 2002 The Regents of the University of California Al Qaeda computer cyberterrorism Hezbollah Internet Israel Palestinian technology terrorism United States Are terrorist groups who operate in cyberspace cyberterrorists ? The answer hinges on what...