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Technology Impact Cycle Tool

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Depending on the technology your assessing, some categories are more important than others. Here you can indicatie how important you think this category is for this technology.
If this category is not applicable for this technology, please select 'Yes'.

(Only the gray shaded text is printed on the Quick Scan canvas)

Can you imagine ways that this technology can or will be used to break the law? Think about invading someone's privacy. Spying. Hurting people. Harassment. Fraud/identity theft and so on. Or will people use this technology to avoid facing the consequences of breaking the law (using trackers to evade speed radars or using bitcoin to launder money, for example).

(This question is part of the Quick Scan)

If you brainstorm, can you imagine ways that this technology will be used to hurt, bully or harras individuals? Insult people? Create societal unrest, and so on. Can you write down examples or ways that this can be done?
If you brainstorm can you imagine ways in which this technology can be used to hurt, insult or discriminate certain societal groups. For example a face recognition technology that does not recognize people of certain races. Or a technology that is genderspecific? Can you write down examples or ways that this can be done?
If you brainstorm can you imagine ways in which this technology increases the gap between classes, gender or races? Do you see bad actors using this technology to polarize society? Can you write down examples or ways in which this can be done?
Can you think of ways in which this technology can be used as equivalent of fake news, bots or deepfakevideos (for example). Can you write down examples or ways in which this can be done?

(Only the gray shaded text is printed on the Improvement Scan canvas)

If you think about this technology being used to break the law, or avoid the consequences of breaking the law, or to be used against certain groups, or to the attack the truth or to pit certain groups against each other. If you think about all that, what improvements would you (want to) make to this technology? The idea of the technology impact tool is that it stimulates you to think hard about the impact of this technological solution when it comes to the role of bad actors (question 1-5). The answers can lead to changes you (want to) make in the design or implementation of this technology, which is a good thing. Please list them here.

(This question is part of the Improvement Scan)

Are you satisfied with the quality of your answers? The depth? The level of insight? Did you have enough knowledge to give good answers? Give an honest assessment of the quality of your answers.

Articles

Article with many examples and links of misuse
(https://www.sitra.fi/en/articles/can-technology-misused/)
Some examples of data misuse
(https://www.observeit.com/blog/importance-data-misuse-prevention-and-detection/)

Books

Use and Misuse of New Technologies
(https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030056476)