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GOF 7.3.1 "Criticisms of Computing Technology" (pp. 333-342)

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The interaction of humans with IT hardware raises all the issues encountered in this section, as well as additional ones such as the following.
  • Who controls the design of technology and the peace of all its introduction?
  • How sale and effective is the design?
  • Is technology going to extend human faculties and make work easier and more pleasant, or are machines going to displace humans and lead to mass unemployment?
  • Is technology used appropriately, or should a better, possibly non-technological alternative be found?
  • Which social and ethical issues arise from a comparison of people and machines in the following areas: stamina, memory, accuracy, speed, analysis, synthesis, judgment, innovation, creativity?