He investigates how the media and tools we use shape the development of our thinking and considers how we relate to and think about our brains. Carr explains the cause and effect of how Internet impacts our thinking, reading, writing habits, and how our brains react to the media. Carr gives his explanation with many arguments; he starts with his own personal acts. Throughout the beginning of the story, Carr argues whether our reading and writing habits may be affected by the internet. Nowadays, within one minute searching with the toolbars, the great databases of the Internet will immediately bring the information to us.
The Internet is a technology that changed the way we read. The Internet causes us to loose focus or to just skim through information really quickly. The need to get information quickly, rather than spending the time to read a book, is due to the Internet. When I need to read something for a class I would much rather go to Spark Notes on the Internet, rather than read a complete book. The Internet has helped reading to evolve.
It seems to be a legal blunder that is very straight forward, but becomes a heated debate. It begins with the argument should we prosecute a gamer for stealing via the virtual world? Alex Weiss is correct in saying that prosecution for virtual theft is wrong in the scheme of things, because each player reacts differently to behaviors. Even though a person is a “raider” in a game, it doesn’t make them a criminal in the real world. Weiss opens up his article with, “As a reformed online gaming thief, this ruling makes no sense to me.
Carr explains that the internet changed the way reading works dramatically. Now articles are cluttered with advertisements, links, and other things that can distract the reader from the document. Carr then illustrates that sources of entertainment outside the internet have been changed since the installment of the internet as well. Advertisements are now scattered across television shows more than ever. Carr then explains that the mission of Google’s leaders is to make all the information known to man easily accessible through the internet.
A virtual self is an online representation of yourself— think Facebook, LinkedIn, online dating sites, and even things like Xbox Live profiles. Anything that represents you that is connected to the internet and is available for others to see. With the advent of this new technology, however, comes a new concern— are these representations accurate? In a world where our online selves are just as viable, real, and important as our physical selves, we have to ask ourselves the question, is this person being honest about themselves? Am I?
------------------------------------------------- Moral Virtue Theory, Duty Theory, & Utilitarianism Latoya Gibson October 12, 2014 October 12, 2014 Virtue Ethics is a classification within what is called Normative Ethics. Normative ethics will attempt to classify and discover what might be deemed of moral character, and then to apply the moral character as a base for a person’s choices and actions. The basic concept behind Virtue Ethics is that it focuses on what an individual should choose for his/her own personal character behavior rather than the individual relying solely on the external laws and customs of the person's culture, and if a person's character is good then so should the person's choices and actions be good. There is value in the ideals of Virtue Ethics, namely the value of directing the individual's attention away from following popular opinion while placing the attention back upon the individual themselves. Duty theory is a moral theory, especially connected with Kant, according to what actions are right or wrong because of their inherent content, and the motive from which they are done.
In searching for what nonconsequentialist believe, I found that it is the opposition of consequentalism. One view that is in opposition to consequentialism is deontology. Alexander describes dentology: In contemporary moral philosophy, deontology is one of those kinds of normative theories regarding which choices are morally required, forbidden, or permitted. In other words, deontology falls within the domain of moral theories that guide and assess our choices of what we ought to do (deontic theories), in contrast to (aretaic [virtue] theories) that—fundamentally, at least—guide and assess what kind of person (in terms of character traits) we are and should be. And within that domain, deontologists—those who subscribe to deontological theories of morality—stand in opposition to
Digital Piracy (Copyright Infringement) according to the copyright.gov (the US government’s copyright enforcement website) is the reproduction, distribution, performance, public display, or modification of a work without the permission of the copyright owner (U.S. Copyright Office). Copyright infringement has become an increasingly prevalent scourge in today’s society as intellectual material such as music, games, movies, shows and novels are reproduced and distributed illegally without the consent of the creator. I am an advocate of the protection of intellectual material both digitally and otherwise after having written a couple of songs and poems I would not want them to pop up somewhere on the internet without royalty being paid to me. Around the world, people that have access to the internet can download digital content free of charge using peer to peer tools as well as file sharing websites.
Internet, a source of information, entertainment, business and much more, is a resource that is used by people throughout the world. Children as young as 5 are aware of what the internet is, and are even using it. Internet is easily accessible and is a huge source of information on all topics. Internet censorship is when certain information is manipulated by the government in order to control certain information that might hurt the sentiments of certain communities or that are not meant to reach children. The internet can be a very disturbing medium.
In order to evaluate the claim that the possession of knowledge carries ethical responsibility, it is important to understand ethics and knowledge in the general sense To put it simply, ethics is moral philosophy, or rationalization of conduct as either right or wrong. Normative ethics is the study of determining a moral course of action. The two most prominent ethical guidelines are Kantianism and Utilitarianism. Immanuel Kant suggested that ethics revolve around duty, rather than emotions. All actions are related to an underlying principle.