5 The Ethics of Bio-Technology

5 The Ethics of Bio-Technology - The Ethics of Technology...

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The Ethics of Technology On Cloning and Artificial Intelligence
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Schedule “Technopoly” Barriers to Ethics (a) The Technological Imperative (b) Techno-Market Populism Ethical Approaches to New Technology (a) cost-benefit analysis (b) traditions and principles (c) social justice (d) environment/nature Ethical Debates about Technology and the Future: human cloning and artificial intelligence. Human cloning: Arguments for and against human cloning Artificial Intelligence: Arguments for and against artificial intelligence.
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Technopoly Technopoly: a society that has absolutely no time for sustained public deliberation or debate about the design, use and consequences of technology. In the 18th century, we took the time to carefully debate and decide whether to accept or reject technology, carefully assessing each new possible innovation using an firm ethical framework. There was a balance between technology’s needs and society’s needs. Today, that balance is lost.
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The Technological Imperative If we can do it, we will do it. And when we do it, we will proceed with little concern for our innovations impact upon cultural tradition and with no democratic public discussion about the possible long-term consequences it may have . We want results. We want to push the boundary of the possible. We want to change the world .”
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Consumer demand drives the production and diffusion of new innovations. Demand results in supply. If a consumer group wants a particular technological innovation to be made, corporations will produce and sell it. The technological market gives consumers “what they want, when they want it.” “Sovereign” consumers? “Democratizing”?
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