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Identity, contestability and ethics of unified virtualisation of society.

Wigan, Marcus

Authors

Marcus Wigan



Abstract

Virtualisation (the replacement of physical representation by bits) in society is placing great pressures on individuals and society. The progressive loss of legal multiple identities raises major ethical and practical implications, and is being accelerated by virtualisation and shifts to anticipatory 'intelligence' styles of policing and enforcement in place of reliance on common civil law. This is now shifting to the intellectual property (IP) domain as commercial interests gain state coercive powers with the convergence between trade and IP. Lack of contestability is a key theme, and the need to establish contextually separate multiple identities. NGOs need to participate in power balancing polices to address the ethical and power conflicts arising.

Conference Name 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS),
Start Date Jun 7, 2010
End Date Jun 9, 2010
Online Publication Date Jul 23, 2010
Publication Date Jul 23, 2010
Deposit Date Jun 10, 2013
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages 399-405
Book Title 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS)
ISBN 978-1-4244-7777-7
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/ISTAS.2010.5514616
Keywords IP domain; contestability; ethical implication; identity; intellectual property; intelligence style; virtualisation;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/6108
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISTAS.2010.5514616