Ethics And The New Genetics Essay

1174 Words Dec 2nd, 2014 5 Pages
As a society today, people are moving in a much faster pace than ever before. Many of the advancements over the past few years can be accredited to digital media and the internet. Tenzin Gyatso, better known as the fourteenth Dalai Lama and leader of the Central Tibetan Administration, discusses the need for a moral compass in the biotechnology industry in “Ethics and the New Genetics”. However, use of the internet and social media is also in dire need of a moral compass. The internet and social media have generated many positive ramifications over the past few years. Using the internet can be extremely helpful when it comes to research, working from home, or the transfer of ideas. However, not everything about the internet is beneficial to today’s society. For example, there has been a significant increase in illegally downloaded material, identity and credit card theft, and other malicious intent. Social media, on the other hand, has also had its ups and downs. Social media makes it possible to communicate more effectively and spread information. Nevertheless, social media has also caused a lack of privacy, increased stress, and distractions. Alexandra Samuel, director of the Social and Interactive Media Centre at Emily Carr University examines our “world ruled by spin, in which political influence lasts only until the next embarrassing YouTube video” (Samuel) in the article “Plug in Better: A Manifesto”. With the increase in digital media use throughout the world, a…

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