Ethics and Information Technology 7 (3):111-119 (2005)

Authors
James H. Moor
Dartmouth College
Abstract
Technological revolutions are dissected into three stages: the introduction stage, the permeation stage, and the power stage. The information revolution is a primary example of this tripartite model. A hypothesis about ethics is proposed, namely, ethical problems increase as technological revolutions progress toward and into the power stage. Genetic technology, nanotechnology, and neurotechnology are good candidates for impending technological revolutions. Two reasons favoring their candidacy as revolutionary are their high degree of malleability and their convergence. Assuming the emerging technologies develop into mutually enabling revolutionary technologies, we will need better ethical responses to cope with them. Some suggestions are offered about how our approach to ethics might be improved.
Keywords Computer Science   Ethics   User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction   Management of Computing and Information Systems   Library Science   Technology Management
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2006
ISBN(s)
DOI 10.1007/s10676-006-0008-0
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 69,089
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

What is Computer Ethics?James H. Moor - 1985 - Metaphilosophy 16 (4):266-275.
The Future of Computer Ethics: You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet! [REVIEW]James H. Moor - 2001 - Ethics and Information Technology 3 (2):89-91.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Dimensions of Ethical Direct-to-Consumer Neurotechnologies.Karola V. Kreitmair - 2019 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 10 (4):152-166.
A Framework for the Ethical Impact Assessment of Information Technology.David Wright - 2011 - Ethics and Information Technology 13 (3):199-226.

View all 38 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Emerging Medical Technologies and Emerging Conceptions of Health.William E. Stempsey - 2006 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 27 (3):227-243.
Social Networking Technology and the Virtues.Shannon Vallor - 2010 - Ethics and Information Technology 12 (2):157-170.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
300 ( #34,648 of 2,498,992 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
11 ( #67,582 of 2,498,992 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes