Ethical concerns of human-being, cyber-being and cybertariat: an educational perspective

Show simple item record Sharan, Raghubir Boruah, Bijoy 2017-04-18T11:49:50Z 2017-04-18T11:49:50Z 2016-12
dc.identifier.citation Sharan, Raghubir and Boruah, Bijoy, “Ethical concerns of human-being, cyber-being and cybertariat: an educational perspective”, International Review of Information Ethics, vol. 25, no. 24, pp. 9-14, Dec. 2016. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1614-1687
dc.description.abstract Few would deny that machines (along with intelligent machines) are a cultural creation of great significance. The Human race has shown extraordinary skills in achieving this glory. But this is not the glory of an unblemished modern humanity. While humankind has been admirably powerful in creatively controlling external forces, there has not been a similar display of control over the inner forces of selfish desire and the will to individual power. Education, it its true spirit, is a noble endeavour dedicated to a proper balancing of the external and the internal forces operative in the human psyche. The currently overwhelming prevalence of STEM education seems to be more aligned to the 'external' end of this spectrum of human drive, whereas the disciplines of the Humanities critically address themselves to the imminent problem of imbalance and are attuned to the pursuit of the 'internal' end. Whether we can hope for a future far better than the past, or fall into a state of despair by doing worse than our past, crucially depends on the extent to which higher education in contemporary times is wedded to the virtue of attaining the balance. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Raghubir Sharan and Bijoy Boruah
dc.format.extent Vol. 25, no. 24, pp. 9-14
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher International Center for Information Ethics en_US
dc.title Ethical concerns of human-being, cyber-being and cybertariat: an educational perspective en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal International Review of Information Ethics

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