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We have started this blog out of care. A care for how technology impacts our lives. We know there are plenty of technology blogs out there, but still we felt that there is not enough.
The blog’s focus is to study technological developments especially in areas such as cyber-security, social media, artificial intelligence and privacy and to analyse their impact upon ourselves, humans. The overall scope of all work and materials on this blog should be to support a sustainable development of human beings through an optimal use of technology.
We do acknowledge that technology has been a great facilitator for human flourishing, especially in the last century. Nevertheless, technology has always been susceptible for dual use, and we believe we are living in an age where the amount of technology available, corroborated with its improper use can have destructive effects upon our societies. We will work on that, hopefully together with you.
Dan Tofan is an expert in cybersecurity, with more than 10 years of experience, gathered in EU level institutions or working groups, national governmental agencies as well as in the academic and private sectors. He holds a PhD in computer science as well as a number of international certifications in the areas of cyber security and project management. For a full profile pls. check here.
“Technology nowadays has profound implications for societies and individuals. When discussing the future of technology we must think take into account human nature, as technology should be designed and work in our benefit not the other way around. I guess this is what made me start this blog, a strong incentive on analysing the aspect of technology that impact our human nature. Also out of practical and selfish reasons: I am too lazy to dig into topics unless I have an incentive. Now you are my incentive.”
Lavinia Tofan is a mother, wife, and sociologist fascinated with the impact of the so called “internet revolution” upon society as we know it. For a full profile pls. check here.
“This is not scholarly work, but I deploy energy and time into developing the content. I am keen on staying honest, moderate and consistent, while adding value and substance to the debate about social issues in the cyberspace. I started the social media part of this blog in May 2016 and it shortly became a passion. I am on the lookout for innovation, analyses and interesting people from whom I can learn. Then, I try to curate the content I go through and give it to you, together with my own opinion.”
I am glad you are here. Technology has become a social phenomenon. We are ought to get the right understanding of it as it has huge impact upon our lives. Your contribution to the debate, in any form, is greatly appreciated.