Steven John Thompson

Steven John Thompson, PhD, is on faculty at The Johns Hopkins University to teach Introduction to the Digital Age, and at University of Maryland Global Campus to teach Media and Society and Mass Media Law. Steve’s expertise is in study and analysis of Internet technologies as existential phenomena. In 1996, he published pioneering quantitative and qualitative research on Internet addiction. Dr. Thompson’s research focuses on psychosocial, political, and policy effects of global digital media on societies, and he is active internationally as a scholar on topics of digital media literacy, rhetorics, cyber-age freedom of expression and civil liberties, and media iconics, as those dynamics express themselves through cybersemiotics.


Machine Law, Ethics, and Morality in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Steven John Thompson. © 2021. 266 pages.
Machines and computers are becoming increasingly sophisticated and self-sustaining. As we integrate such technologies into our daily lives, questions concerning moral integrity...
Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary Culture and Society
Steven John Thompson. © 2018. 286 pages.
Mankind’s dependence on artificial intelligence and robotics is increasing rapidly as technology becomes more advanced. Finding a way to seamlessly intertwine these two worlds...
Global Issues and Ethical Considerations in Human Enhancement Technologies
Steven John Thompson. © 2014. 327 pages.
With rapid advancements in human enhancement technologies, society struggles with many issues, such as definition, effects, participation, regulation, and control. Current and...