Usability Views Article Details
 home | timeline | recent | popular | e-reports | userati | books | about 

Reflections on Challenges to the Goal of Invisible Computing (19 May 2005)
Technology is not seen as interdependent in relation to the society rather than independent of it. Technology and society form an inseparable pair, but neither is intelligible without reference to each other. This new generation of philosophers[11] reinterprets the relationship between technology and society to explore all of the different ways that our devices and systems mediate our lives. My main thesis about the interface of philosophy of technology and computer science is "Techniques and Technology is always constructing its own norms, traditions and values in the technical and scientific civilisation and building its own worldviews. It is the not the problem with techniques and technology, rather we should develop a new mode of action to deal with technological development. A proper "Umgangswissen"[12] with technological knowledge (Technisches Wissen) is needed. Therefore, in the end we can make a plea for a NEW ETHICS, which can be defined as "Technological Ethics" and to develop a suitable "technikethik"[13] with "Umgangswissen."
Article URL: http://www.acm.org/ubiquity/views/v6i17_tripathi.html

Read 352 more articles from Ubiquity sorted by date, popularity, or title.
Next Article: Ten CAD Challenges
 The Invisible Computer: Why Good Products Can Fail, the Personal Computer Is So Complex, and Information Appliances Are the Solution by Donald A. Norman
 Buy from Amazon .com | .uk | .ca | .fr | .de |
 The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence by Ray Kurzweil
 Buy from Amazon .com | .uk | .ca | .fr | .de |
 Philosophy of Technology: An Introduction by Don Ihde
 Buy from Amazon .com | .uk | .ca | .fr | .de |
 Thinking through Technology : The Path between Engineering and Philosophy by Carl Mitcham
 Buy from Amazon .com | .uk | .ca | .fr | .de |
 RSS 0.91 Subscribe with Bloglines Add to My Yahoo!
Some of the people who make up the Userati group
This site is a labour of love built by Chris McEvoy


Amazon Honor SystemClick Here to PayLearn More