Information and Communication Technology, Ethics and Social Responsibility, the Law and other Social Sciences
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have penetrated during the last 20 years all human activities everywhere on the Earth. Humanity has entered into the information age, virtual reality and even virtual worlds have been crated. The basic ethical questions stay as they have always been: How are we to live? What are we to be? Of course, we ought to live good lives and be good persons. The aim of this subject is to specify what “living a good life” and “being a good person” could be in the information age and to identify challenges and opportunities ICTs offer in this context. It is impossible to predict if the positive impacts outweigh the negative ones. Anyway, it is impossible to stop the development of ICTs. The open question is if the society ought to try to increase the costs of ICTs activities that are negative from the ethical point of view and to increase benefits of activities that are positive from the ethical point of view, who ought to do it and how. All members of society have responsibility to participate in discourse of this question.
- Social Policy
- Social Development
- Public Policy
- Social Law
Notes and References
- Tomas Cahlik, “Information and Communication Technology, Ethics and Social Responsibility” (Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 4th Edition, Information Resources Management Association, 2018)