ERIC Number: ED341880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov-1
Technological Impact on Women's Ethical Choices in the 21st Century.
The continuing questions and urgencies regarding women's place in society and their role in self-direction for women and for the younger generation will involve several human qualities. These include the humanitarian qualities of vigilance, a desire for equitable treatment of people, and an awareness of the need to be skillful in the recognition of situations that can lead toward self-destruction. People must learn to accept technologies but also to recognize how these technologies can overrun concerns for equitable treatment of people. Solutions to issues of the 21st century are in process today. How those issues are viewed and how they are defined initially will affect choices. The economy, environmental challenges, medical issues, and family living patterns change. It cannot be known today which ideas, people, or concepts will be appealing in the future; some issues encompassing the society of the future may be shaping now, but are not yet clearly defined. It becomes increasingly clear that women, children, and youth at various stages of their lives will face dilemmas and choices related to technologies. There is satisfaction in knowing that although the current generation may not be alive to see the future results of their activity, they are nevertheless acting as worthy and ethical human beings with a sense of awareness that humanity needs its support. (ABL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Women, Technology and Ethics Conference (Morehead, KY, November 1-2, 1991).