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|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1773-5
ISBN13: 9781466617735|ISBN10: 146661773X|EISBN13: 9781466617742


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 Luppicini’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 the Immediate Past Director (Arts), Tri-Faculty Graduate E-Business Technologies (EBT) Program and an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Technoethics(2010-2020) and a leading expert in Technology Studies (TS) and Technoethics. Main research areas include: Ethical dilemmas with new technology (media ethics, cybercrime, hacking, cyber espionage, cyberbullying), Digital Transformation (digital aesthetics, online communities, technofeminism, social media, e-trust, social responsibility), Identity and Technology (human-computer interaction, e-identity management, human enhancement, post-human society, social robotics, cyberculture), Educational Technology (program planning and development, distance education, blended education, instructional design, technology integration) and Organizational Studies (systems theory, virtual organizations, organizational communications, organizational change, socio-technical change).