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Unformatted text preview: Faculty of Information Technology & Faculty of Information Science and Technology , Multimedia University Malaysia TEP1281 Ethics and Professional Conduct Lecture 12 Ethical Aspects of Emerging & Converging Technology Session 2, 2011/2012 Faculty of Information Technology & Faculty of Information Science and Technology , Multimedia University Malaysia Content 1. Converging Technologies & Pervasive Computing 2. Three Areas of Technological Convergence Affecting Ethics 3. Ambient Intelligence 4. Bioinformatics 5. Nanotechnology Faculty of Information Technology & Faculty of Information Science and Technology , Multimedia University Malaysia Converging Technologies & Pervasive Computing • Cybertechnology is converging with non- cybertechnologies, including biotechnology and nanotechnology. • Cybertechnology is also becoming pervasive as computing devices now pervade our public and private spaces. • Pervasive computing and technological convergence are both facilitated by the miniaturization of computing devices. 1 Faculty of Information Technology & Faculty of Information Science and Technology , Multimedia University Malaysia Converging Technologies (Continued) • Computers are becoming less visible as distinct entities. How ? (a) continue to be miniaturized and integrated into ordinary objects, (b) blend unobtrusively into our surroundings. • Cybertechnology is also becoming less distinguishable from other technologies as boundaries that have previously separated them begin to blur because of convergence. 1 Faculty of Information Technology & Faculty of Information Science and Technology , Multimedia University Malaysia Technological Convergence (Continued) • Cybertechnologies are converging with non- cybertechnologies at an unprecedented pace. • Two areas involving convergence are: – Bioinformatics = Biotechnology + IT – Nanocomputing = nanotechnology + computing 1 Faculty of Information Technology & Faculty of Information Science and Technology , Multimedia University Malaysia Miniaturization and Embedded/ Integrated Computing Devices • Technological convergence has been enabled by two key factors: (1) the miniaturization of computers and computing devices; (2) the embedding/integrating of computing devices into objects and environments. 1 Faculty of Information Technology & Faculty of Information Science and Technology , Multimedia University Malaysia Three Areas of Technological Convergence Affecting Ethics • Three converging technologies that raise ethical concerns are: – ambient intelligence (AmI) = pervasive computing + ubiquitous communication + intelligent user interfaces; – bioinformatics; – nanocomputing. 2 Faculty of Information Technology & Faculty of Information Science and Technology , Multimedia University Malaysia Three Areas of Technological Convergence Affecting Ethics • Three converging technologies that raise ethical concerns are: – ambient intelligence (AmI) = pervasive computing + ubiquitous communication + intelligent user interfaces; – bioinformatics; – nanocomputing....
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