Journal article

Is technology innocent? Holding technologies to moral account

Michael Arnold, Chris Pearce

IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY MAGAZINE | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

Humans and technologies interact in a variety of ways, and together, humans and their technologies act in the world. There are other human actions that require the participation of technologies. Therefore, technologies respond to action, intervene with their own acts, make requests for action, receive requests for action, make demands on others, and receive demands from others. In addition, a human operator and the computer system works their way through the consultation in consort, with a few tasks completed more or less autonomously by one or the other depending on respective competencies, while many others tasks are completed together.