The Ethical issues of Cybernetics
1. Is it ethical to create a "superhuman" where machines
are in charge of key human functions such as thought control and
2. Is it ethical to allow some humans, probably the wealthy ones
to communicate through cybernetics and not others?
3. Should there be a limit placed on the integration of humans
and computers and electronic technology?
The Ethical Issues of Lay Information on Cybernetics
1. Is there a disconnect between the perception and the reality
2. Can the fears of cybernetics seen in shows such as star trek
be seen as a real fear of human machine integration, or more accurately
as a fear of a reality where technology is our primary medium of
interaction? Or perhaps as something else?
3. Is it ethical for futurists to pose what-if scenarios about
the possible future state of technology without also giving them
a sober description of the present state of it?
The Limitations of Cybernetics
1. Is this hypothetical communication through cybernetics really
superior to the cellular phones and portable computers already developed?
2. Can pacemakers be called cybernetics? If they can, why do they
not seem to raise the same ethical fervor as the currently non-existent
technologies of cybernetic fiction?
3. Does the nature of current technologies such as pacemakers suggest
that cybernetics lack the essential flexibility necessary to make
them blend naturally with the human body?
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