„Recent research shows that people are uncomfortable if left alone with their thoughts for as little as six minutes."
Sherry Turkle, An Assault on Empathy. Milken Institute Review (issue on The Power of Ideas), June 2016.
“If we use, to achieve our purposes, a mechanical agency with whose operation we cannot interfere effectively … we had better be quite sure that the purpose put into the machine is the purpose which we really desire.“
Norbert Wiener (Mathematician, 1894-1964) in 1960
„We all understand the joys of our always-wired world - the connections, the validations, the laughs, the porn, the info. I don't want to deny any of them here. But we are only beginning to get our minds around the costs, if we are even prepared to accept that there are costs."
Dr. Andrew Sullivan, „I Used To Be a Human Being"
„It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul."
mathematician, 1850 - 1891
I make no claim that my thoughts on IT ethical issues are valid in any way, because I am not a trained philosopher or cyberanthropist. This modesty is necessary in order to listen to those who are. My questions are therefore debatable and (presumably) flawed, but it is precisely these flaws that I am looking…