L11 - TEP1281 Ethics and Professional Conduct Session 2,...

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Faculty of Information Technology & Faculty of Information Science and Technology , Multimedia University Malaysia TEP1281 Ethics and Professional Conduct Lecture 11 Community, Personal Identity and Our Sense in Cyberspace Session 2, 2011/2012
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Faculty of Information Technology & Faculty of Information Science and Technology , Multimedia University Malaysia Contents 1. 2. What is Community ? 3. Online Communities 4. Democracy and the Internet 5. Virtual Environments 6. Personal Identities and Cyber-technology 7. Cyber-technology as “Defining Technology” 8. Artificial Intelligence 9. AI and Controversies Involving Bionic Chip Implants 10. Expanding the Sphere of Moral Consideration for AI
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Faculty of Information Technology & Faculty of Information Science and Technology , Multimedia University Malaysia Community and Identity in Cyberspace Cybertechnology has had an impact on our traditional notions of: community individuality (affecting our sense of): • personal identity • “self.” 1
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Faculty of Information Technology & Faculty of Information Science and Technology , Multimedia University Malaysia What is a Community? According to Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language, a community” can be defined as people living in the same district, city, etc., under the same laws. Note the emphasis in this definition on “ same district ” or same city ,” etc. It stresses the importance of geography . 2
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Faculty of Information Technology & Faculty of Information Science and Technology , Multimedia University Malaysia Online Communities • Michelle White (2002) notes that in cyberspace, a community can be thought of in terms of synchronous online settings .” • Facebook, MySpace, etc. are examples of electronic forums that can be considered (online) communities. 3
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Faculty of Information Technology & Faculty of Information Science and Technology , Multimedia University Malaysia Forming Online Communities • In the past, we have tended to identify ourselves as members of a community via categories such as our national heritage, religious affiliation, etc. • Today, common interests often bring people together to form online communities. 3
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University Malaysia Some Benefits of Online Communities • Many see online communities as positive, because people can: meet new friends and future romantic partners; form medical support groups by joining Internet chat rooms; join discussion forums to disseminate material to like- minded colleagues; communicate by with people they might not otherwise communicate with by physical mail or telephone. 3
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2012 for the course IT 1281 taught by Professor Ain during the Spring '11 term at Multimedia University, Cyberjaya.

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L11 - TEP1281 Ethics and Professional Conduct Session 2,...

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