Ethics In Technology
- In your own words, articulate the relationship between natural resources and digital business. Consider the connection between the amount/ frequency of digital media usage by consumers of entertainment-driven websites.
- Make an inference: how would broad public knowledge and perception of the procurement, sale and wholesale consumption of coltan impact your digital brand and industry as a whole?
- Your opinion: if broad public knowledge begins to emerge, to what degree do you think big technology (i.e. Apple, Samsung, etc.) would then be willing to take an ethical stance on coltan mining?
- Make prediction: How could industry reduce or eliminate its reliance on coltan? In other words, is there an opportunity to innovate or disrupt with other forms of energy?
- What impact would this reduction in reliance have on the Congo, and even China? Think about this impact from a macro-level standpoint.
- Reflect: To what degree, if at all, will knowledge of coltan mining change how you will consume coltan-powered products?