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An insightful guide to understanding and navigating the ethical issues faced by anyone affected by the ethical dilemmas associated with current and emerging technologies Ethics of Emerging Technologies provides the background, insight, and tools for approaching and solving ethical dilemmas across a broad range of topics. The text discusses ethical problems, using examples and reasoning tools that will aid engineers, scientists, managers, administrators, and the public who wish to understand risks, benefits, and possible approaches to resolving conflicts associated with new technologies in the context of the global community. Solutions we choose to ethical dilemmas accompanying new technologies will profoundly affect future generations. Scientific facts and guides to decision-making for all associated with emerging technologies are presented. Some of the topics are: Human health and environmental effects of alternative energy production methods Communications and privacy Plagiarism and authorship Genetic modification of organisms Human and animal experimentation Synthetic biology and bioterrorism Confidentiality in science, engineering, and business communications Risks and consequences of enhancing human beings through new technologies Cloning of human beings and stem cell research Brain modifications Space exploration

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471692126
ISBN-10: 0471692123
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 194mm x 31mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 26-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas F. Budinger

THOMAS F. BUDINGER, MD, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley; Professor in Residence in the Department of Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco; head of the Department of Nuclear Medicine & Functional Imaging at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine. MIRIAM D. BUDINGER, MD, is a pediatrician and physician scientist with a career that has focused on adolescent medicine, infectious diseases, and the design and conduct of clinical trials in immunocompromised patients. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.