Disagreeing Well about Technology

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Regulation exists for good reason, because the interests of technology firms are not always aligned with ours. However, it still can be extremely difficult to predict when a particular regulation would be good for the public. In 1962, the US Congress required testing to determine that new drugs would be effective at treating whatever they purported to treat, to keep patients from wasting money and—much worse—precious time when they might have avoided needless suffering or even death by using a treatment that was more effective. Rosling has a point: technology is about more than gadgetry. It changes the frontier of possibilities for what the peoples might do with our lives and who peoples might become.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTechnology Ethics
Subtitle of host publicationA Philosophical Introduction and Readings
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781000830224
ISBN (Print)9781032038711
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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