Category: Computer Ethics


What is Computer Ethics?

Excerpt: Stamatellos, G. (2007) Computer Ethics a Global Perspective. Jones and Bartlett First we shape our tools, thereafter they shape us. [Marshall McLuhan]   What is Computer Ethics? 1.1 History and Definitions Computer ethics as a field of enquiry originates from the work of MIT Professor Norbert Wiener who first foresaw the revolutionary social and ethical consequences of information technology. Wiener in his books Cybernetics: or control and communication in the animal and the machine (1948) and The Human Use of Human Beings (first published in 1950) establishes the theoretical background for computer ethics. But Wiener never used...