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Computer Sciences, Economics, Social topics, History, Ethics
In 1988 Michael Mahoney wrote that “[w]hat is truly revolutionary about the computer will become clear only when computing acquires a proper history, one that ties it to other technologies and thus uncovers the precedents that make its innovations significant” (Mahoney, 1988). Today, over thirty years after this quote was written, we are living right in the middle of the information age and computing technology is constantly transforming modern living in revolutionary ways and in such a high degree that is giving rise to many ethical considerations, dilemmas, and social disruption. To explore the myriad of issues associated with the ethical challenges of computers using the lens of political economy it is important to explore the history and development of computer technology.
Stavrakakis, I., Gordon, D., Gibson, J.P., O'Sullivan, D., and Becevel, A. Minding the Gap: Computing Ethics and the Political Economy of Big Tech. Proceedings of Ethicomp, 20th International Conference on the Ethical and Social issues in Information and Communication Technologies, Turku, Finland, 26-28th July, 2022. DOI: 10.21427/T0YQ-VP49