By: Raymond Morris

youthfulgleekingNetworking and Communications

Feb 17, 2014 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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By: Raymond Morris

What is it?


The “Internet of Things”


Network of communication between devices


i.e. electronics, computers, and power grids


Bots


smart computer programs


Used to monitor and control networks


Energy use minimized by bots


Eliminates excess energy use



Article
at: http://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/7193/

8
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Step Ethical Decision
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Making


Step 1: Ethical Issues


Security of data collected from electronic devices.


More control being given to software.


Software can have bugs


Humans can also make errors


Software can be tampered with through a network

8
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Step Ethical Decision
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Making


Step 2: Stakeholders


General public


Save energy in homes


More convenience


Businesses


Save energy use in factories/plants/offices


Earth


Energy could possible be used more efficiently making for a
more green planet

8
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Step Ethical Decision
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Making


Step 3: Possible Solutions


Do not use the Internet of Things at all.


Use Internet of Things only within companies that are
overusing too much energy, not for general public.


Let everybody have access to Internet
-
of
-
Things
-
friendly
devices.



I would choose the third option, to let everybody have
access.

8
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Step Ethical Decision
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Making


Step 4: Would I let everybody use my solution?


“Let
everybody have access to Internet
-
of
-
Things
-
friendly devices
.”


Of course I would, letting everybody have access to it is
part of the solution


This would be a step forward in revolutionizing the Internet



This solution treats people as ends because it seeks the
greater good, and to benefit everybody with more
efficient energy use.

8
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Step Ethical Decision
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Making


Step 5: Is the solution in accord with human nature?


Yes, the solution is in accord with human nature
because we are advancing ourselves forward by making
greater use of the Internet while helping our
environment.


Step 5: Is the solution balanced?


I think it is balanced in the aspect that we do not deny
everybody a great advantage, and excessiveness would
be forcing it upon everybody, instead of offering it.

8
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Step Ethical
Decision
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Making


Step 6: Would majority agree that this is an efficient
means to the end?


Yes because everybody benefits in a monetary and green
way.



Step 6: Will this produce the greatest good for the
greatest amount of people?


It will create the greatest good for as many people that
are willing to use it and trust software.

8
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Step Ethical Decision
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Making


Step 7: Am I committed to this solution?


I really do believe this solution is a step in the right path
of making more effective use of our Internet.


Step 7: Do you choose this solution in an autonomous
manner, as the final arbiter of the good, free from the
influence of others?


I have chosen this solution in accordance with what I
have seen and learned from computer science and the
world today.

8
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Step Ethical
Decision
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Making


Step 8: Which philosophy influenced the solution
most?


I think realism influenced my solution the most because
using the Internet of Things seems to be the most
practical and helpful thing to do with it.


Saving energy is just one use of the Internet of Things.


There are many practical applications for bots, otherwise
known as agents.


I.e. detecting malfunctions, managing stock in stores

ACM Code


Applies to the following in General Moral Imperatives:


1.1 Contribute to society and human well
-
being.


1.2 Avoid harm to others.


1.4 Be fair and take action not to discriminate.


1.7 Respect the privacy of others.


1.8 Honor confidentiality.