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1. Introduction

Computing technology gives us some of the most powerful tools that that we as people have ever known. These tools can be used for good or for ill, and it is up to us to know the difference. We must decide how best to apply these powerful technologies, and how best to distribute the fruits of our innovation.

This section will cover some of the ethical issues that have arisen as computing technology has become increasingly interwoven with the way that we live our lives in the modern world. There are few easy answers, as each side of an issue has its own costs and benefits.

In the exam, if you get a question about ethics and technology, you will be expected to discuss both sides of the issues and to then conclude with your own opinion on the issue.