Andrew A. Adams is an academic with a PhD in Computer Science and a Masters degree in Law. He currently teaches and researches Social, Legal and Ethical Aspects of Computer and Communications Technology. He is a lifelong SF fan and has been attending conventions for almost twenty years.
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|Fri||1400||The Transparent Society||David Brin wrote "The Transparent society". In it he claims that current information technology kills privacy and that we must all adjust. Related concepts are scattered through his fiction. Is it possible to put social and legal limits on the processing of private information, now and in the future?||Charles STROSS, Chris COOPER, David BRIN, Dr Andrew A. ADAMS|
|Sat||1000||The Inevitable Google Panel||Love it or hate it, more than half of all net users search via Google. Is it really the end all and be all of all human knowledge? Computer knowledge? Our panelists have fun and try to predict where it will be in 2 year? 10 20? 100?||Dr Andrew A. ADAMS, Eileen GUNN, Tom GALLOWAY, Adam RAKUNAS|
|Sat||1600||Sex and Technology||The automobile.....the movie......the Internet......then? How has modern technology affected sex? What lies ahead - virtual reality harems? Computer-enhanced marital aids? The orgasmatron? What can we look forward to? (and is this all a Good Thing?)||David D. LEVINE, Dr Andrew A. ADAMS, Patricia MACEWEN|