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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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The Future of Tech With a Conscience

In every facet of our lives, humans perpetually interact with technology. While at work, during our personal time, to monitor our health and even to drive our vehicles, these interactions often lead to greater productivity and an enhanced quality of life. But our immersion in and fascination with technology can also distract, frustrate and even harm us.

What does it mean to develop technology with a conscience? What are our obligations to use technology responsibly? How can we improve the designs of new technological innovations while carefully considering their societal impact? 

We hope you were able to join us on May 2, 2019, as we explored the latest discoveries and issues at the intersection of humans and technology. The Futures Forum engaged leading experts on three key themes:

  • Everyday Human-Machine Interactions
  • Technology and Privacy
  • Digital Competencies in the New Millennium 

If you were unable to attend or would like to revisit the topics, you can view the full day at the replay links below.


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