The acceleration of change by
technology seems to outpace human means to understand and
control its more destructive effects. How do we balance the
destructive against the constructive capabilities of technology?
Do distinctions between politics and war, and between state
violence and terrorism, help or hinder efforts to think about
political violence in a register beyond good and evil? To
the extent that techniques of counterterrorism affect, instruct,
and confine the actions of citizens, should counterterrorism
be analyzed as a technology of citizenship? What is the transformative
potential of information technology for peace? What political
variety can we imagine existing in a world of peace, and how
might information technology be used to secure and defend
it? From whom, and against what?
T.R. Wibben, Watson Institute
Neta Crawford, Watson
Larry George, Calif.
State University, Long Beach
Lon Troyer, University
of California, Berkeley
Maja Zehfuss, University
U.S. Submits Counter-terrorism
Report to UN
calls for IT to fight terrorism
Jeanne-Vida Douglas @ ZDNet
Annick Wibben concludes
with a request that academics pay attention to daily experience.