Technology and Ethics

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Technology
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The scenario presents a situation where two issues come out clearly. First there is the issue of embracing technology in the centre for human improvement by proposing to use a large experimental ICT project funded by the National Health Service. The other concern is of researchers discovering new ways of integrating their findings due to advancement in technology…

Introduction

In my view I have there are four main stakeholders in the scenario namely the patients, top management, computer programmers and the government. There are also various ethical concerns presented in the scenario. First of all, the centre for human improvement top management and the government intend to put a large experimental ICT intelligent system called Fairchoice to aid in making decisions on certain medical tasks (Herman, 2004). On the other hand, recommendations regarding the type of decision making powers left to this system should be made. Based on known ethical principles, I'm tasked to advise the top management and the government on this issue as the ethics manager. This essay has an exposition, an analysis of the given scenario and a conclusion at the end.
Technological advancement in our times has become a reality that drives home the monumental issues our society will be facing in the not too far-away future, thanks to our increasing technological ability to enhance the human body. A multiplicity of problems arises in the area of human enhancements as exemplified by various cases which have been witnessed in recent times. ...
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