We've Got to Talk: Emergency Communications and Engineering Ethics

  title={We've Got to Talk: Emergency Communications and Engineering Ethics},
  author={Karl D. Stephan},
  journal={2006 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society},
Emergency communications technology has rarely been considered from the point of view of engineering ethics. But as recent large-scale disasters such as the World Trade Center attacks and Hurricane Katrina have shown, the failure of emergency radio systems to work as expected can lead to casualties that could have been avoided. The problem is not a purely technical one. While advanced digital communications systems are available to first-responder agencies, the way these systems are designed… CONTINUE READING
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