Human Choice and Computers: Issues of Choice and Quality of Life in the Information Society : Ifip 17Thworld Computer Congress--Tc9 Stream/6th Interna ... al Federation for Information Processing, 98)
Klaus Brunnstein, J. Berleur, Jacques BerleurISBN: 140207185X;
The developments of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are not always continuous but may be influenced and shaped by unforeseen events and are therefore difficult to predict and control. This applies especially to the impacts of September 11 (2001) events on how ICT is used in economic and public applications. But even under pressures of terrorist actions, it is essential that Human Choice dominate how Information and Communication Technologies are shaped, applied and used. Human Choice andComputers: Issues of Choice and Quality of Life in the Information Society presents different views about how terrorist actions are influencing political and social discussions and decisions, and it covers questions related to legitimacy and power in theInformation Society. Ethical principles are important guidelines for responsible behavior of IT professionals. But even under strong external pressure, long ranging aspects such as education and the roles of developing countries in the...
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