Computer Ethincs

The essay response should be no less than 750 words, but you may go over without any penalty. Standard formatting applies: be sure to organize your response in paragraph form (not just one long single paragraph answer).

Also, you must include any references or works cited at the end of your response. Always be sure to cite your sources.

Be sure to include a word count at the end of your response.

Please answer clearly and completely.

ADVICE ON WRITING

Your job is to demonstrate that you know course material by showing how you use it in your thinking and by saying what you think about it. Accordingly, all of your work should look like it could only have been written by someone who is taking this class (e.g., it should make use of vocabulary, concepts, readings and themes from the course), and it should look like it could only have been written by you (since it should reflect your views and assessments). Use examples of your own as much as possible.

As always, define your terms and give examples that illustrate what you think to be true. And, take seriously those who would object to your views.

For this assignment, please be sure to have read the papers found in Weeks 10 through 15, and the ethical theorists. You need not discuss every author listed, but you should engage with at least two of them. Then, answer the following question:

How do computers make our lives both easier and worse? Be sure that you define what you mean by both “easier” and “worse”. Give two examples total: one examples from public spheres of life (e.g., work, school, etc.) and one examples from private spheres of life (e.g., personal, familial relations, etc.), including from your own experience. At least one example should demonstrate how computers make your life easier, and at least one example should demonstrate how computers make your life worse. Then, use some ethical theory or theory of technology to assess how it is that you reach your conclusion.

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