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CPSR is a public-interest alliance of people concerned about the impact of information and communications technology on society. We work to influence decisions regarding the development and use of computers because those decisions have far-reaching consequences and reflect our basic values and priorities. As experts on ICT issues, CPSR members provide realistic assessments of the power, promise, and limitations of computer technology. As concerned citizens, we direct public attention to critical choices concerning the applications of computing and how those choices affect society.

By sponsoring international, national, and local projects, CPSR serves as a catalyst for in-depth discussion and effective action in key areas.

Every project we undertake is based on five principles:
  1. We foster and support public discussion of, and public responsibility for decisions involving the use of technology in systems critical to society.
  2. We work to dispel popular myths about the infallibility of technologies.
  3. We challenge the assumption that technology alone can solve political and social problems.
  4. We critically examine social and technical issues within the information technology profession, both nationally and internationally.
  5. We encourage the use of information technology to improve quality of life.
"Terry Winograd's Thoughts on CPSR's Mission"
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Last modified December 07, 2004 12:32 PM

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Why did you join CPSR?

My professor recommended me to join CPSR.