The purpose of TechEthics.net is to collect ideas and links to ideas on ethical and social issues in technology, including (but not limited to) those issues of interest to Christians, that impact the church, or otherwise have a theological aspect.
The Fourth Civilization--Ethics Society and Technology is available here at TechEthics.net. Originally written on contract for a major publisher, this text is used in Professor Sutcliffe's senior computing course on ethical issues in technology at Trinity Western University.
You may also want to read Rick Sutcliffe's Irish-flavoured Christian science fiction, which covers a number of the ethical issues from the textbook above in fictional format.
Some of the ethical and social issues raised in The Fourth Civilization, and in Rick's SF are outlined here.
Also TechEthics.net has a forum where issues related to those covered in the textbook can be freely discussed.
Noted Science Fiction author and Analog Magazine reviewer Tom Easton, has two interesting and relevant books:
- an e-book anthology Gedanken Fictions: Stories On Themes In Science, Technology, And Society The table of contents is here and the book is available from Wildside Press.
- a text resource for those interested in examining at least two sides of debates on a variety of issues in ethics and technology--TAKING SIDES: Clashing Views in Science, Technology, and Society, Seventh Edition. Issues debated include: The Place of Science and Technology in Society, The Environment, Human Health and Welfare, Space, The Computer Revolution, and Research Ethics. Publication information can be found here. This is in the McGraw-Hill Taking Sides series.
Trinity Western University has a research ethics site.
For other sites on ethical and social issues related to technology and/or with a theological aspect, see some of the pages linked to at left or below.