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ETHICAL ISSUES AS AN EMERGENT PROPERTY OF UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING AND THE ROLE THAT COMPUTER SCIENTISTS PLAY

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Kristian Walker

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Ubiquitous Computing is the way in which Human Computer Interaction is integrated in our day to day lives. It is one of the fastest growing areas of computer science, which currently exists within many forms and contexts in today’s society. Our day-to-day lives are surrounded by ubiquitous computing, which raises certain ethical questions and dilemmas that need to be answered. The purpose of this research is to show some of the ethical issues and challenges that face not only end-users, but also computer scientists that build these systems especially as they strive to build larger systems with increased levels of integration inside our day-to-day lives. This research presents a basic framework, from which computer scientists can expand and create more solutions and develop systems which overcome these issues and dilemmas. The method used to complete this research involved looking at current examples of ubiquitous systems already integrated in our lives. By looking at these systems, and analysing the issues and lawsuits arising from these types of systems, a set of best practices has been created to be used by computer scientists to help mitigate these issues in the future. Research has been done on ubiquitous computing before in this area, however the significance of this research is that the solutions presented here consist of results based on a broad culmination of topics.

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ETHICAL ISSUES AS AN EMERGENT PROPERTY OF UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING AND THE ROLE THAT COMPUTER SCIENTISTS PLAY

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Ubiquitous Computing is the way in which Human Computer Interaction is integrated in our day to day lives. It is one of the fastest growing areas of computer science, which currently exists within many forms and contexts in today’s society. Our day-to-day lives are surrounded by ubiquitous computing, which raises certain ethical questions and dilemmas that need to be answered. The purpose of this research is to show some of the ethical issues and challenges that face not only end-users, but also computer scientists that build these systems especially as they strive to build larger systems with increased levels of integration inside our day-to-day lives. This research presents a basic framework, from which computer scientists can expand and create more solutions and develop systems which overcome these issues and dilemmas. The method used to complete this research involved looking at current examples of ubiquitous systems already integrated in our lives. By looking at these systems, and analysing the issues and lawsuits arising from these types of systems, a set of best practices has been created to be used by computer scientists to help mitigate these issues in the future. Research has been done on ubiquitous computing before in this area, however the significance of this research is that the solutions presented here consist of results based on a broad culmination of topics.