Getting Connected: At What Cost? Some Ethical Issues in Mobile HCI

Getting Connected: At What Cost? Some Ethical Issues in Mobile HCI

Antti Pirhonen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) and Elizabeth Sillence (Northumbria University, UK)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 9
DOI: 10.4018/jmhci.2009070102
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Abstract

The large scale deployment of mobile applications inevitably impacts upon our culture as a whole and affects more intimately our daily lives. Not all of these effects are desirable. In a market economy, ethical issues are not the most important drivers in the development of technology. In this article, we ask whether the mobile human-computer interaction community could take an active role in discussing ethical issues. In so doing we could focus our attention on developing technology for ‘human beings’ rather than fine tuning our emerging gadgets.

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