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November 14, 2021

Co-Director featured in The Verge surrounding privacy and future societal implications of technology

The Verge

Co-Director Batya Friedman identifies the need for adaptability when creating technology to address its unforeseen environmental, social, and technical impacts in The Next Privacy Crisis  by Adi Robertson.

“It’s very typical that developers of a technology have one kind of idea about what its uptake in society might be, and then the actual uptake turns out to be something quite different,” says University of Washington professor and human-computer interaction expert Batya Friedman.

What are the environmental implications? And do those make sense?” Friedman asks. “If not, I think really the question for us is, what are the really critical areas in which some kind of augmented reality technology really does bring a substantial benefit to people?”