Technological Advances in Analytics and Mobility: Positive and Negative Aspects of Technology

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Positive and Negative Aspects of Technology Introduction Technological advances in analytics and mobility have accelerated entirely new business models, from social networks to the ability of enterprises to create complex supply chains globally. The impact of innovation in analytics and mobility continues to also raise the paradoxical question of personal and corporate ethics as well (Sollie, 2007). With advanced analytics the traceability of transactions for entire groups of people down to each specific person are now possible. Mobility advances have made it possible to track the exact movements of a person through their daily routine, or as they travel globally. These developments have made it possible for advertisers to know what a person has purchased, when, where, for what price and potentially for what purpose. Never before have the personal liberties of the public more at risk due to the onslaught of technological innovation (Koukal, 2007). The responsible use of technology, to ethical standards, is critical for the personal freedoms of the public (Martin, Freeman, 2004). Analysis of the Ethical Implications of Technological Innovation The benefits of increased analytics and mobility technologies has made the lives of millions of people globally richer, more productive and for many, created entirely new ways of making a living. Analytics have given medical researchers the ability to find trends and insights in data sets that had defied analysis in the past.

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