Ethical Impact of Technological Advancements and Applications in Society

Ethical Impact of Technological Advancements and Applications in Society

Rocci Luppicini (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Release Date: June, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 357
ISBN13: 9781466617735|ISBN10: 146661773X|EISBN13: 9781466617742|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1773-5

Description

In the modern era each new innovation poses its own special ethical dilemma. How can human society adapt to these new forms of expression, commerce, government, citizenship, and learning while holding onto its ethical and moral principles?

Ethical Impact of Technological Advancements and Applications in Society explores the ethical challenges of these innovations, providing cutting-edge analysis of designs, developments, impacts, policies, theories, and methodologies related to ethical aspects of technology in society. It advances scholarship on both in established areas such as computer ethics, engineering ethics, and biotech ethics as well as nascent areas of research such as nanoethics, artificial morality, and neuroethics.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Biotech ethics
  • Cyber democracy
  • Cyber Warfare and Terrorism
  • Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking
  • Cybercrime and corruption
  • Environmental technoethics
  • Media Ethics
  • Robotics
  • Technoethics and culture
  • Technoethics and Software

Reviews and Testimonials

Rocci Luppiciniā€™s efforts in compiling this impressive collection of works should be very much appreciated by scholars in ICT ethics. Overall, Ethical Impact of Technological Advancements and Applications in Society will also be a useful resource for a wide variety of audiences, including policy makers, technology managers, students, professors, and researchers.

– Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam - Ethics and Information Technology

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Rocci Luppicini is an associate professor in the Department of Communication with a cross-appointment to the Institute for Science, Society, and Policy (ISSP) at the University of Ottawa (Canada). He is a social scientist and philosopher of technology who pursues work at the intersection of communication, technology (media), ethics, decision-making, and policy. He acts as the Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Technoethics and has published over 25 peer reviewed articles and has authored and edited over a dozen books including, the Handbook of Conversation Design for Instructional Applications (2008), the Handbook of Research on Technoethics: Volume I &II (with R. Adell) (2009), Technoethics and the Evolving Knowledge Society: Ethical Issues in Technological Design, Research, Development, and Innovation (2010), Ethical Impact of Technological Advancements and Applications in Society (2012), and Moral, Ethical, and Social Dilemmas in the Age of Technology: Theories and Practice (2013), His edited work, the Handbook of Research on Technoself: Identity in a Technological Society: Vol I &II (2013) provides the first comprehensive reference work in the English language on human enhancement and identity within an evolving technological society.