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  1. Feb 2020
    1. According to these hierarchies, the highest level of informationis “wisdom,” followed by “knowledge,” “intelligence,” andfinally “data” (Barabba & Zaltman,1990), with every stage of the hierarchy implying a higher value of human cognitive activity.

      I think this is interesting to take a deep consideration. I never thought "information" would have such a diverse meaning, but when I think it deeply, it is so true. Information is not just communication and data, though it is mostly used to do that. Information could also be a piece of notice that a job offer in certain company is suitable for you, a new innovation of technology just be widely used, also a solution of a math problem that you don't know for a long time. The hierarchy of information clearly divide it into different levels which could let people understand easily.

    1. the company pitches its social media monitoring tool as being able to help schools prevent everything from sexting and bullying to mass shootings.

      I am worried about the rights of those people who were monitored. I perceive this wild action to be a kind of violence of their autonomy, since even private and intimate details would be monitored. Moreover, a vast majority of monitor like mass shooting has to need tons of monitoring tools. It seems like the company want to do anything to get this ideal consequence. Apparently it will offend someone's right. I do have any better ideas to resolve this, but I do think it is not the best method. Casestudy

    2. Patton worries that the technology being proffered to schools may be more likely to misfire on language used by black youth, potentially causing them to experience greater scrutiny from school administrators.

      I think the dilemma is basically focus on the cultural relativism. People should consider a kind of cultural object in a general way, not just in your own background. The usage of language varies from people by people, and we should not regard this as a symbol to judge them. Apparently technology cannot do this, which is to distinguish languages with emotion and logic. It would be easily to turn to a new problem among races and geography. Casestudy

    3. it’s far from being able to truly read.

      When I read this paragraph, I was worried about the situation there. We have already try our best to avoid violence and shooting using technology, but there still are some shadows that we can not find. This reminds me the utilitarianism and justice, but not in the allocative way, but the practicality. Apparently, there are no such way to solve this problem, at least right now. On the one hand, we can set as many as possible cameras in campus and monitoring tools on social media, but that cannot really capture the meaning behind each action and word. On the other hand, tons of cameras thoroughly violate the right of people to talk and act freely. Although I am totally on board with those monitors, I cannot see any sustainable future development with that. Casestudy

    1. The ethical principle that I chose to do was Cultural Relativism. This part in this article indicates that a vast majority of jobs need to think in the cultural relativism approach. Since the impact of globalization, the diversity context in society, workplaces and schools force us to face some discrimination that should not appeared. People are used to evaluate other cultural basing on their own background, if they are not familiar with other culture. Judging other cultural objects on your own norms and beliefs can be a negative behavior against people who are different from you. In this case, we should think in cultural relativism method. We should try to understand other cultural practices in their own context. It would be better to create a harmonious society.

    1. We rely on what we make in order tosurvive, to thrive, and to live together in societies.

      I think this sentence is in line with the topic which Dash talked about his experience that he thought technology is "a tool you use to create not to consume". He thought this is because he began to code when he was 5. However, most of people watched cartoon or play video games when they were children. Therefore the big difference came up, the way we think of technology. I perceive that those people who want to and have the capability to use the technology as a tool to change the world are quite few. In this way, what I want to mention is that in order to discuss the relationship between technology and ethics, we need to find the reason and purpose that the builder developed this technology. Apparently most of technology and most of people are "positive" and "in line with the mainstream values", but "A thousand readers have a thousand Hamlet", we need to take care of the way people use them. Indeed our lives cannot leave technology at all, for most people. But I still think it really depends. The dependence that human on the things they made, which I think is because of the pride of the human's achievement, following the flow and just fun. People can live awake and think about the importance and necessity of technology, then decide how and how often to use technology.