cs492 - Spring 2017

Societal Implications of Computer Science

Analytic Themes

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Analytic Themes
Theme Polarity A Polarity B Comments
Provision Private Public Regulation
Decision-making Expertise Democracy Representation
Enforcement: carrot Custom, habit Civil courts Arbitration
Enforcement: stick Social opprobrium Criminal courts
Production Individual contractors
The gig economy
Permanent employment Standardization
Origin Equilibrium Path-dependent Frustration
Temporal granularity Months Generations Provisional acceptance
Long tails
Endowment Parents Society Redistribution

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