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Systemic Approach to Technology (SAT): The case for society-focused technology

Publication Date

12 October 2023



Mariana Cunha e Melo
Jonas de Abreu


This article introduces the Systemic Approach to Technology (SAT) as a framework for society-focused technology. The authors argue that technology should be teleologic, meaning it should be evaluated based on its application rather than being seen as inherently good or bad. They emphasize the importance of understanding the systemic relationships between technology and its context, advocating for a systemic approach to technology design. The paper also discusses the need for technology development to be propositive and focused on addressing societies' greatest challenges. The authors highlight the potential of this approach in guiding a new era of technological development and shaping a positive impact on society.

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