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Relationship B etween Ethics and Technology. Presented by; Shane Wallingford IET 600 Impact of Technology. Ethics Defined. 1. a system of moral principles: the ethics of a culture

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Relationship b etween ethics and technology

Relationship Between Ethics and Technology

Presented by;

Shane Wallingford

IET 600 Impact of Technology


Ethics defined
Ethics Defined

  • 1. a systemofmoralprinciples:theethics of a culture

  • 2. the rules of conduct recognized in respect to aparticular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.


Technology defined
Technology Defined

  • thebranchof knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technicalmeans and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science.


Dilemmas with ethics and technology
Dilemmas with Ethics and Technology

  • Medicine

  • Warfare

  • Energy

  • Genetics


Medicine
Medicine

  • Abortion

  • Organ transplants

  • Prosthetics

  • Sex changes

  • Experimental surgeries


Warfare
Warfare

  • Nuclear weapons

  • Nerve agents

  • Mustard gas

  • Dirty bombs

  • Agent orange


Energy
Energy

  • Affordable

  • Level of cleanliness

  • Waste disposal

  • Waste handling


Genetics
Genetics

  • Stem cell research

  • Cloning

  • Genetically altered plants

  • Genetically altered animals


Conclusions
Conclusions

  • Medical issues are constantly scrutinized for ethical issues. When is a fetus an actual person? Are organ transplants ok to have?

  • What weapons are acceptable to use in warfare? Are there such things as innocent people in a total war?


Conclusions1
Conclusions

  • What type of energy is acceptable? How clean does it have to be? How do we get rid of waste produced from making energy?

  • Is it ok to use stem cells to save lives? Is it ok to clone animals and genetically alter them to be healthier.


Conclusions2
Conclusions

  • All of these are the questions that scientist, government agencies, universities, engineers, and corporations have to answer. The more progressed we get with technology, the more the questions are getting harder to answer.


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