ETHICAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES IN THE INFORMATION AGE
by Joseph Migga Kizza. Published by Springer-Verlag, New York, 1998.
Back Cover Abstract:
This textbook provides an introduction to the ethical, social, and privacy issues which have arisen as a result of information technology. While it assumes a modest familiarity with computers, its aim is to provide a guide to the issues suitable for undergraduate and graduate students. In doing so, the author prompts the students to consider questions such as:
Throughout the book, the author shows how technological developments are often outpacing the ability of our legal systems to keep up, and how different paradigms applied to ethical questions may often offer conflicting conclusions. As a result, students will find this to be a thought-provoking and valuable survey of the new and difficult ethical questions that the Internet, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality have created.