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Technology Ethics

Rashid, Muhammad Mustafa (2020): Technology Ethics.


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Technology Ethics is defined as the application of ethical thinking to the practical concerns of technology. In recent years with the rapid development of technology this field has reached prominence because new innovative technologies give us more power to act. Hence, in the past where our actions were limited by our weakness, in this day and age of technological advancement they are voluntarily constrained by our judgement and hence ethics. In recent years many new ethical questions have arisen due to innovations in medical communications, weapons technology, and workplace technologies. Therefore, for example, there used to be no brain death criteria as we do not have the technological prowess to ask that questions, but in this day and age with the technological prowess of being able to artificially maintain circulation and respiration this question has become much more serious. In the same way the rise of media communications gives rise to new questions when it comes to social media and we are still coming to terms with access to the information of so many people. Many issues have arisen such a fake news and how things can quickly go wrong on social media, and how criminals may have access to information of private individuals due to data breeches and hacks of company databases. (Green, n.d.)

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