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lec03 - international control What was the Cold War •...

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1 Why can we think of engineering as social experimentation? • an experimental process • usually using humans as subjects How is engineering experimental? • Projects are carried out in partial ignorance. • Final outcomes are unknown. • Knowledge gained before and after projects are completed. A-bomb physicists thought they were doing the right thing • Thought it was for a greater good. • Thought they would have input over its use. • Believed in
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Unformatted text preview: international control. What was the Cold War? • From 1946 to 1989 • United States vs. USSR • Fear of communism • Nuclear arms race 2 What constitutes responsible experimentation? • Conscientiousness • Comprehensive perspective • Moral autonomy • Accountability What are the implications of responsible experimentation? • Monitor the consequences of your work • Provide fail-safe design • Seek informed consent from users...
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This note was uploaded on 12/18/2009 for the course CS 101 taught by Professor Swiontek during the Spring '09 term at UCSB.

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