Here are some practice questions and study topics for your BU1173 Ethics in the Information Age class:

Define and explain the concept of ethics in the context of the information age.
Discuss the ethical implications of data privacy and security breaches in the digital era.
Analyze the ethical challenges associated with the collection and use of personal data by companies and governments.
Explore the ethical considerations surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms to assess people’s medical fitness for a job, or credit rating for a mortgage.
Discuss the impact of social media on privacy, mental health, and democracy, and evaluate the ethical dimensions involved.
Examine the ethical issues related to intellectual property rights, plagiarism, and digital piracy.
Evaluate the ethical implications of workplace surveillance technologies, such as employee monitoring software and biometric systems.
Discuss the concept of digital divide and its ethical implications in terms of access to information and technology.
Analyze the ethical challenges posed by online hate speech, cyberbullying, and harassment.
Discuss the ethical responsibilities of technology companies in addressing issues of misinformation and disinformation.
Examine the ethical considerations related to autonomous vehicles and their potential impact on society.
Discuss the ethical implications of algorithmic bias and discrimination in decision-making processes.
Explore the ethical dimensions of genetic testing, biotechnology, and bioinformatics.
Evaluate the ethical issues surrounding the use of drones and surveillance technologies in law enforcement and warfare.
Discuss the ethical challenges of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies.
Analyze the ethical considerations of social media influencer marketing and sponsored content.
Examine the ethical implications of emerging technologies, such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, and quantum computing.
Discuss the ethical responsibilities of individuals in the digital age, including issues of digital citizenship and online behavior.
Evaluate the ethical frameworks for addressing ethical dilemmas in the information age, including the role of codes of ethics and professional standards.
Study topics:
Introduction to ethics and the information age.
Ethical theories and their application to the digital era.
Data privacy and security.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning ethics.
Social media ethics.
Intellectual property and digital piracy.
Workplace surveillance and privacy.
Digital divide and access to technology.
Online hate speech and cyberbullying.
Misinformation and disinformation.
Ethical considerations in autonomous vehicles.
Algorithmic bias and discrimination.
Genetic testing and bioinformatics ethics.
Drones and surveillance technologies.
Virtual reality and augmented reality ethics.
Social media influencer marketing.
Emerging technologies and their ethical implications.
Individual ethical responsibilities in the digital age.
Ethical decision-making frameworks.
Professional ethics and codes of conduct.
These questions and study topics should provide a solid foundation for students to prepare for the Mid Term Exam in your BU1173 Ethics in the Information Age class.
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