This question, and others, have been contributed by mediaX faculty and industry affiliates through interviews about priorities for the future.
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Question: Insights for Dignity and Wellbeing
How might socio-technical systems anticipate and build in a moral commitment to the human ethical values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice for mutually beneficial implementation – for both individual and collective wellbeing?
a. How can we thoughtfully define and measure the emotional impact of machine augmentation of humans – considering both intentions and consequences, as well as an awareness of the phenomena that cannot be captured by technologies?
b. How can new tools and systems, such as wellness monitoring devices, help people to understand more intimately how their bodies work and how they interact with the physical world?
c. How can socio-technical systems be designed to equitably facilitate participatory governance, personal agency, and dignity for all people?
Questions for the Future have been enriched with results of mediaX research and programs over the past 21 years. Although mediaX programs have already initiated inquiries on some of these questions and organizations around the world are tackling one or more of them, the challenges are still considered open. These challenges are complex and concerted collaboration is needed to develop insights and implement solutions.