Otsuka HikaruITETHICBook: The Handbook of Information and Computer EthicsBook Review: PART I: FOUNDATIONAL ISSUES AND METHODOLOGICAL FRAMEWORKS:1. Foundation of Information Ethics (Luciano Floridi)Library Reference: N/AInternet Reference: N/AQuote: “Our society is the
because of the pivotal role played by intellectual,intangible assets (knowledge-based economy), information-intensive services (business andproperty services, communications, finance, and insurance), and public sectors (education, publicadministration, health care).”Learning Expectation: I expect to learn and to understand the “
”, which they say thathumanity is and will be flourishing.Book Review:“
is a neologism coined years ago (see, e.g., Floridi (1999b) or Wikipedia) based on
, a term referring to that limited region on our planet that supports life. It denotes thewhole informational environment constituted by all informational entities (thus includinginformational agents as well), their properties, interactions, processes, and mutual relations. It isan environment comparable to, but different from, cyberspace (which is only one of itssubregions, as it were), since it also includes offline and analogue spaces of information.”When I first heard the word “infosphere” I automatically think that it means information cycle.Lucky me, I was right. It was a cycle, a cycle of information. When we were all children, westudied about cycles, life cycles, time cycles, etc. In our Science classes, we often hear the word“sphere”. Information sphere or infosphere for me is like the evolution of information. It explainshow information evolves and progress as time goes on. I must admit, I haven’t thought that thiscycle or rather the term “infosphere” exists. I used to think that information will just pop out of theblue when somebody discovers something. But I guess I am wrong. Even before, ages ago, weare all under information. It is where our life cycles. We are not just aware of it. But now, as we allknow, information plays an important role in our lives. Even in an individual being, in our dailylives, we are all surrounded by information. At any places we go, what we will do, we haveinformation. Information can be developed and eventually evolves.In the world we live in, now a day, we are valuing all the information that we have. Well, for me,every fruit of technology is based on information. For if there is no information, we wont haveeverything that we need. Let’s just simply explain this. Information is knowledge for everyone. If we know something, we can do something. We can explain and elaborate things that seemunexplainable before. We can do further studies and come up with a better result or better information.We live in an information society. The environment where we exist is made up of information thatevolves every second in our life. In every corners of the world, we are surrounded by information.We might not be aware at first but when we think about it, we will discover and learn in our ownlittle ways that every here and there, there is information. I believe that every technology that weare experiencing is because of information. For example, we have now, ipods, itouch, iphone,mp3 players, and the like. Have you ever come to think that these are all fruits of technology?