To borrow a term from Luciano Floridi, we now live in the infosphere. At last count (December 2010) approximately 2 billion people worldwide (one third of the world's population) use the internet. The primary aim of this paper is to present a conceptual framework that provides a new way of examining and evaluating the ongoing transformations wrought by the digitalisation of information in its multiple uses and communications. Specifically, this conceptual framework will allow examining and evaluating the ethics of the ongoing convergence of old and new media at the fundamental level of the ethics of information. I will show how this model can be operationalised to evaluate the impact of this convergence and its implications for the social well-being (the good life) of society.
|Title of host publication||Ambiguous Technologies|
|Subtitle of host publication||Philosophical Issues, Practical Solutions, Human Nature|
|Editors||Elizabeth A. Buchanan, Paul B. de Laat, Jenny Klucharich, Herman T. Tavani|
|Place of Publication||Lisbon|
|Publisher||The International Society of Ethics and Information Technology|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||Annual Conference of Computer Ethics and Philosophical Enquiry (CEPE 2013) - Lisbon, Portugal|
Duration: 01 Jul 2013 → 03 Jul 2013
|Conference||Annual Conference of Computer Ethics and Philosophical Enquiry (CEPE 2013)|
|Period||01/07/13 → 03/07/13|
Spence, E. (2013). The New Frontier: Global Information Ethics as a Foundation for Global Communication Ethics. In E. A. Buchanan, P. B. de Laat, J. Klucharich, & H. T. Tavani (Eds.), Ambiguous Technologies: Philosophical Issues, Practical Solutions, Human Nature (pp. 314-329). The International Society of Ethics and Information Technology.