June 01, 2014

TECHNO ETHICS: Predictive Ethics: What Can We Expect by 2020?

James Ellis Arden

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

—Arthur C. Clarke

Think about how technology has changed the practice of law: “[I]n 1966, there were no personal computers, no Internet, no Blackberries, no teleconferencing, no e-mails, and the only person who had a two-way wrist radio was cartoon character Dick Tracy. Today, largely because of the benefits of modern technology, . . . [l]awyers throughout the United States regularly participate in teleconferences and group e-mail sessions with other lawyers in other states.” Winterrowd v. American General Annuity Insurance Co., 556 F.3d 815, 819 (9th Cir. 2009).

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