Computer ethics: Its birth and its future [Book Review]

Ethics and Information Technology 3 (2):109-112 (2001)
This article discusses some``historical milestones'' in computer ethics, aswell as two alternative visions of the futureof computer ethics. Topics include theimpressive foundation for computer ethics laiddown by Norbert Wiener in the 1940s and early1950s; the pioneering efforts of Donn Parker,Joseph Weizenbaum and Walter Maner in the1970s; Krystyna Gorniak's hypothesis thatcomputer ethics will evolve into ``globalethics''; and Deborah Johnson's speculation thatcomputer ethics may someday ``disappear''.
Keywords applied ethics   computer ethics   cybernetics   global ethics   information ethics   professional responsibility
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DOI 10.1023/A:1011893925319
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