DIMENSI ETIKA DALAM ERA DIGITAL

  • Augustinus Setiawan Sekolah Tinggi Manajemen Informatika dan Komputer PROVISI, Semarang
Keywords: technology, ethics, digital era

Abstract

Technology advancement has great impacts on humans’ morality; many people say that technology without control can create chaos. The notion that technology is neutral as commonly understood by people does not give satisfactory answer regarding the correlation between technology and problems raised because of technology usage. Technological determinists give more satisfactory answer by stating that basically, technology is not free from value.

Study on relation of humans, technology and the world can be used to explain the relation between technology usage and ethical problem. Digital era is closely related with technology advancement and empirically has significant impact by changing human culture. Technology does not only change what humans do but also how they do it.

Although studies on the relation between technology and ethics have been done since long time ago, this paper is trying to study the relations of ethics in digital era by looking at the relational variants between technology, humans and the world from a newer perspective in a hope to give contribution regarding the present condition.
Published
2010-08-01
Section
Articles