Cmpgroup2computerethicsnotes

This article talks about computers and technology has changed the world. But more importantly it goes into how computer have made it better and at the same time worse. It looks at how the technologies have changed the social structure of our lives and morals.
The article starts out by going into the history of cyber ethics, where computer started; it goes in to how at first Norbert Wiener created a theory called information ethics which is identified some social and ethical implications of electronic.
The main thing computer ethics looks at is how computers and technologies have changes the moral compass of the world. How people being able to access all sorts of information and be connected at all times, has changed the way we live. It looks at what is and isn’t off limits. It touches on things like computer crime, privacy, ownership issues and Intellectual property.
It then gets into all the ethical dilemmas explaining things like how computers pose a problem in the work place, because employees tend to use the computers for more than just work. It then leads to what is or isn’t allowed in the work place. They also brought up crime and things like computer violence.
Where is the point that free speech has its limits? What about things like music copying? Or like putting up things on web sites they are false, people with fake Facebook. Where do ethics play a role and who decides where the rule is drawn. This is where computer ethics comes into play.
It’s really closely tied to utilitarianism, because it tries to do the greatest good for the greatest amount of people. Thinking this way allows people to look at the internet and make decisions based on what is the best for the most people. And if you step back and think about the internet this way you can tell that most of the decision have been based of the these computer ethics.

I think this ties in well to our class because we are talking about contemporary moral problems, problems that are present today. What is more present then Technology? Its everywhere we look and weather we want it to be or not its part of our life and has an effect on what we do and how we act. Its good to look and see how we can decide what is good and bad especially in this confusing world of technology.

1. Should we or should a governing body decide what is and isn’t allowed online.
2. Where the line should be drawn about proving false information?
3. Has technology changed us or have we made the technology to fill a need that already existed?
—I think technology has evolved faster than we have been able to keep up. It has changed our lives in ways we haven't even stopped to realize. It is becoming harder for people to face one another and have a conversation because the youth would rather text than have a face to face conversation, especially when it is a difficult conversation. We have changed the way we work in the sense that we are always connected and usually doing more than one thing involving the internet/technology; chatting, surfing, listening to music. We have disregarded the value of human interaction and enjoyment of things unrelated to technology like reading actual books or sitting outside just to view the beauty of nature. I think technology has changed us and although it's been the world a better place in some aspects i think it's overuse have changed people in a more negative aspect.

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