David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Poiesis and Praxis 5 (3-4):265-290 (2007)
Ubiquitous computing is a new kind of computing where devices enhance everyday artefacts and open up previously inaccessible situations for data capture. âTechnology paternalismâ has been suggested by Spiekermann and Pallas (Poiesis & Praxis: Int J Technol Assess Ethics Sci 4(1):6â18, 2006) as a concept to gauge the social and ethical impact of these new technologies. In this article we explore this concept in the specific setting of UK road maintenance and construction. Drawing on examples from our qualitative fieldwork we suggest that cultural logics such as those reflected in paternalistic health and safety discourse are central in legitimising the introduction of ubiquitous computing technologies. As such, there is little doubt that paternalism plays an essential role in peopleâs reasoning about ubiquitous computing in this setting. We argue, however, that since discourses such as health and safety are used by everyone (including both managers and workers) in the organisation to further their own aims, technologies transcend purely paternalistic conceptualisations and instead become a focal point for ongoing struggles for control between those deploying and using them. This means that the benefits and costs of such new technologies become harder to define from an ethical and social perspective
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Sarah Spiekermann & Frank Pallas (2006). Technology Paternalism – Wider Implications of Ubiquitous Computing. Poiesis and Praxis 4 (1):6-18.
Michael E. Gorman (2008). Trading Zones, Moral Imagination and Socially Sensitive Computing. Foundations of Science 13 (1):89-97.
Mary J. Granger & Joyce Currie Little (2001). Creating an Organizational Awareness of Ethical Responsibility About Information Technology. Science and Engineering Ethics 7 (2):239-246.
Sonja Olin-Lauritzen & Lars-Christer Hydén (eds.) (2007). Medical Technologies and the Life World: The Social Construction of Normality. Routledge.
Michele Rapoport (2013). Being a Body or Having One: Automated Domestic Technologies and Corporeality. [REVIEW] AI and Society 28 (2):209-218.
Soraj Hongladarom (2013). Ubiquitous Computing, Empathy and the Self. AI and Society 28 (2):227-236.
P. Thagard, Internet Epistemology: Contributions of New Information Technologies to Scientific Research.
Katja de Vries (2010). Identity, Profiling Algorithms and a World of Ambient Intelligence. Ethics and Information Technology 12 (1):71-85.
M. Zimmer (2005). Surveillance, Privacy and the Ethics of Vehicle Safety Communication Technologies. Ethics and Information Technology 7 (4):201-210.
Stuart Nolan (2003). Box Clever: The Intelligence of Television. [REVIEW] AI and Society 17 (1):25-36.
William E. Stempsey (2006). Emerging Medical Technologies and Emerging Conceptions of Health. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 27 (3):227-243.
Asle H. Kiran & Peter-Paul Verbeek (2010). Trusting Our Selves to Technology. Knowledge, Technology and Policy 23 (3-4):409-427.
Jason W. Patton (2000). Protecting Privacy in Public? Surveillance Technologies and the Value of Public Places. Ethics and Information Technology 2 (3):181-187.
Added to index2010-09-02
Total downloads5 ( #234,761 of 1,099,914 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #190,037 of 1,099,914 )
How can I increase my downloads?