Title

EES perspective aging, technology, and ethics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-15-2019

Department

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Abstract

In an ethical utopia, all people would have access to the diagnoses, processes, tools, and treatments that would ensure health and well-being throughout life, regardless of economic means, intellectual or physical abilities, religious beliefs, political stance, -sexual orientation, gender identity, or age. But such a reality does not (yet) exist.

Engineers, how-ever, can do their part by being attentive to ethics in all phases of their work, from problem scoping and initial design efforts to proto-typing, manufacture, and downstream monitoring of socio-technological impacts and unintended consequences. That would make a significant contribution to such an ambition.

Publisher's Statement

© 2019 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Publisher’s version of record: https://www.nae.edu/205237/EES-Perspective-Aging-Technology-and-Ethics

Publication Title

The Bridge

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