Which ethics will survive in our technological society?

TitleWhich ethics will survive in our technological society?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsMunoz, JMB
JournalTechnology and Society Magazine, IEEE
Date Published2004
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0278-0097
KeywordsData , ENVIRONMENTAL , ethical , ethics , Human , Humans , Instruments , Laboratories , Production , Refining , SOCIAL , societies , Springs , technical , Technological , technology
AbstractToday, in our technical civilization, every kind of human activity and production is heavily and increasingly tied to or surrounded by technology and technical schemes. Ethics is not an exception to this dramatic change. Under these circumstances the traditional role of ethics becomes even more difficult because the technological environment also has transformed human beings. Humans are often seen as just another element in a technological system, which has to adapt themselves to requirements imposed on them by the system. Therefore, before formulating any general or applied ethics (bioethics, computer ethics,...) it makes sense to ask to what extent traditional ethical arguments are still possible, not to say useful.