The New Frontier: Global Information Ethics as a Foundation for Global Communication Ethics

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmbiguous Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationPhilosophical Issues, Practical Solutions, Human Nature
EditorsElizabeth A. Buchanan, Paul B. de Laat, Jenny Klucharich, Herman T. Tavani
Place of PublicationLisbon
PublisherThe International Society of Ethics and Information Technology
Pages314-329
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventAnnual Conference of Computer Ethics and Philosophical Enquiry (CEPE 2013) - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 01 Jul 201303 Jul 2013

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of Computer Ethics and Philosophical Enquiry (CEPE 2013)
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period01/07/1303/07/13

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    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.