W4 Assignment: “The Social and Value Dimensions of Technology”
Engineering and Ethics
The Social and Value Dimensions of Technology
Discuss social issues raised by technology regarding privacy and intellectual property.
Read the Case Study 38: “Software for a Library” from the text book and answer the questions at the end. Also, discuss the social ethical issues involved in this study and how they can be resolved. (use the template: Evaluating the Case Study)
Explain the terms determinism, optimism and pessimism in evaluating technology with regards to social effects. (write at least 2 paragraphs for each)