Growing dependence of society on technologies

Growing dependence of society on technologies

Weak Signal's progress: nominated

Weak Signal's description 
There is a growing dependence of modern society on technologies, e.g. interconnected infrastructures in transport, energy, information and other fields. Also the everyday activities of individuals are more and more dependent on technologies, in particular Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs). This fact is increasing the vulnerability of modern societies to technology failures as well as to malicious tampering. The more dependent on technologies we become, the more disruption and damage that tampering with those technologies can cause. This could be a weak signal for social collapse due to the failure - caused intentionally or otherwise - of technological systems.