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Unit 8 The Computer Revolution In this unit we examine the relationship between Information Technology and human values and society. First we deal with censorship and privacy issues in the context of the Internet; then we ask if computers can be a serious competition for books or even the human brain. The readings will expose you to different approaches to the issues. Please put effort in the thoughtful application of the concepts you were exposed to in the first three units. Please read the following from the textbook Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Science, Technology, and Society Issue 15: Can Machines Be Conscious? Issue 16: Is Information Technology a Threat to Privacy? Issue 17: Should the World's Libraries Be Digitized? Here some interesting websites you should check out:
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Unformatted text preview: Electronic Frontier Foundation http://www.eff.org The Electronic Frontier Foundation is concerned with protecting individual freedoms and rights such as privacy as new communications technologies emerge. Banned Books Week http://www.ala.org/bbooks/index.html The American Library Association's Banned Books Week Web site shows that the issue of censorship is by no means restricted to the Internet. Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.net (or: http://promo.net/pg/history.html ) Project Gutenberg is an ongoing project to convert the classics of literature into digital format. Hans Moravec http://www.frc.ri.cmu.edu/~hpm/ From here, take a peek at Hans Moravec's new book Universal Robots: Object to Person to Spirit (Oxford University Press, 1998)....
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  • Summer '08
  • American Library Association, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Hans Moravec, Hans Moravec http://www.frc.ri.cmu.edu/~hpm/

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