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Next time we meet you should have selected a cyber-ethical issue that has appeared recently in the press and attempted to draft a DET ethics worksheet. In the assignment 3 folder you will find a wide range of sources you can use to research a MACRO ethical issue. Remember assignment 1 and 2 were about MICRO ethical issues which take place in a firm setting however assignment 3 is about the bigger picture.
You should ask big questions, like is social media of benefit to society? Or Are disruptive services like Airbnb, Uber or PoKemon a positive development?
For example, Volkswagen will introduce Amazon’s Alexa AI in its cars, you will be able to ask questions from the agent while driving, even order things on Amazon! What are the implications of having an agent with their microphone permanently listening in every car? Discuss the pros/cons
One important requirement for the assignment 3 was the application of the four ethical theories to the ethical issue you have identified. You should have a good grasp of the four theories to apply them so please watch the following videos to get you on the way, in addition review week 2-3 of the subject. This knowledge will prove to be very useful in the final exam in part A where you must apply ALL of them to a case study.
Utilitarian theory:
Deontological theory:
Virtue theory:
Contract theory:
You are not forced to select any topics from the ideas placed in the folder; you can select any material which encompasses an ethical impact of technology. I have placed a sample template under the assignment 3 folder, you should note it only applies 2 theories (older format). I always suggest as a quick sketch of the issues you should do a rough DET of the concept which will give you the rough structure for the essa
Write an essay:
• The word limit for the essay is 1200-1300 words. Headings, citations and references do not count towards the word limit, but quotations do.
• Analyse the article/case study from the perspective of four classical ethical theories including utilitarianism, deontology, virtue and contract. Present well reasoned arguments for your assessments and recommendations.
• Write an overall conclusion that justifies your recommendations made in your essay.
• Include a Reference list at the end of your work, in the correct APA referencing style, corresponding to in-text citations.

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