Posts Tagged ‘digitalethics‘

Antiwork: a radical shift in how we view “jobs”

Work will doubtless always be necessary, but hopefully reduced to a minimum. Bertrand Russell wrote that “the road to happiness and prosperity lies in an organised diminution of work”. But this seems unlikely to happen while work is framed as the virtuous side of a

What if Virtual Reality Makes Us Better People?

Recent and ongoing research, however, has found that immersive virtual reality scenarios—digital media that enables people to virtually experience something that feels more or less real—could actually encourage “pro-social” behaviors. Virtual reality has been shown to engender racial sensitivity in participants, as well as greater

The Future of Privacy Could Go Either Way

Peter Suber, the director of a US-based project working for open access to research, wrote, “We can be sure that privacy technology, like encryption, will continue to improve in ease and power—but so will privacy-penetrating technology. It is an arms race today, and I do

New 3D Printer Prints Drones, Phones, and More

No longer will we fall into the trap of deciding which phone is better – Google’s or Apple’s. Instead the consumer will be empowered with the ability to decide for themselves not only what they want, but how they wish to design it. Eventually the