Evolving Issues Surrounding Technoethics and Society in the Digital Age

Evolving Issues Surrounding Technoethics and Society in the Digital Age

Rocci Luppicini (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: June, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 317
ISBN13: 9781466661226|ISBN10: 1466661224|EISBN13: 9781466661233|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6122-6


The advancement of technologies in the 20th century has radically transformed the interconnectedness of humans, science, and technology within an evolving society.

Evolving Issues Surrounding Technoethics and Society in the Digital Age serves as an interdisciplinary base of scholarly contributions on the subject of technoethics, a field that deals with current and future problems that arise at the intersection of science, technological innovation, and human life and society. This premier reference work leverages ethical analysis, risk analysis, technology evaluation, and the combination of ethical and technological analyses within a variety of real life decision-making contexts, appealing to scholars and technology experts working in new areas of technology research where social and ethical issues emerge.

Topics Covered

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

  • Artificial Ethics
  • Autonomous Social Robots
  • Cybercrime
  • Digital Democracy
  • Ethical Boundaries of Humans and Robots
  • Genetic research
  • Information Revolution and the Principle of “Privacy by Design”
  • Neuroethical Issues
  • Personal Liability and Human Free Will
  • Value Theory and Human Enhancement

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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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.