Invisibility Factor As A Dilemma

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INVISIBILITY FACTOR AS A DILEMMA Name: Institution: Course: Tutor: Date: Invisibility factor means authentic and proper operational procedures in a computer involving no awareness or little knowledge of the internal processing procedures involved in performing given tasks in a programming session. Invisibility factor involves taking into account knowledge of the expected inputs and the intended output during programming. The latter takes different forms and approaches, but constitute a common unethical factor (Moor 1985). In a number of circumstances, computer operators seek no need to understand how computer transactions, calculations and other programming procedures are carried out for efficiency purposes. It is that assumption in play that subjects the latter to vulnerability to different unethical issues. That assumption, makes a number of computer users vulnerable to invisible abuse, programming errors and inappropriate use of values during calculations. The question therefore arises on the legitimate importance of the invisibility factor, bringing to context the controversial invisibility factor dilemma which is a challenge to computer ethics (Moor 1985). According to Moor, invisibility dilemma arises from operating computers, with the required knowledge of feeding in the required data and having the expected output but taking no consideration of the processes involved to have the information. According to Moor, the invisibility factors brought by such are of ethical significance and need redress. Moor points out that it is of significance and the expectation of many computer users to take no keen interest in analyzing computer procedures, taking into consideration the trust one should build with the computer operati... ... middle of paper ... ...better and show insightful considerations of different situations of analysis. Moor clearly points out how the invisible factors are put to play with relevant case studies given for each scenario. Basing arguments on the factors, therefor, the argument leveled on the claim makes it good for consideration. On the contrary, however Moor fails to point out how the strategies put in place have helped in ensuring computer ethics. Moor also fails to demonstrate how individuals’ attributes contribute to unethical issues in computer fields of programming. Bibliography Goldman, Alvin. "The social epistemology of blogging." Information technology and moral philosophy (2008): 111-122. Moor, James. “Metaphilosophy.” What is computer ethics? 16,no .4 (October 1985):1-275. Stallman, Richard. Free software, free society: Selected essays of Richard M. Stallman. Lulu. com, 2002.
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