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SCHOOL OF COMPUTING AND MATHS, CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITYThe Jobs Killer is Coming: How driverless trucks could change AustraliaAssignment 3: Applying Ethical TheoryYour NameStudent NumberWord Count: 1200
The jobs killer is comingTaskChoose one of the media articles or case studies from the following list:1.http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/travel/the-jobs-killer-is-coming-how-driverless-trucks-could-change-australia/news-story/4f5b8a42b0452703d62e00f3e7644d7b2.http://www.pressreader.com/canada/waterloo-region-record/20170422/281758449172066http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/security-it/rentahacker-site-leaks-australian-buyers-names-and-addresses-20150529-ghca3f.html3.https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/eu-actions-net-neutrality4.http://www.cnbc.com/2015/11/09/privacy-will-hit-tipping-point-in-2016.html5.http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life/technology-and-dating-20090520-besc.html6.http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/amin-sthapit-murder-trial-accused-roy-tabalbag-provoked-into-killing-girlfriend-geecy-rebucass-lover-20150601-ghdzgeUse the title of the article/case study provided as the title of your essay, so that I will knowwhich article you are analysing. Undertake further research about your chosen case, toassist you in analysing and discussing it in your essay.In your essay, you are requiredtoanalyseyour chosen article/case study from the perspectiveoffour classical ethical theories includingutilitarianism, deontology, virtue andcontract. Your essay should present well-reasoned arguments for yourassessments andrecommendations.Write an overall conclusion that justifies your recommendations made in your essay.Include a Reference list at the end of your work, in the correct APA referencing style,corresponding to in-text citations.The word limit for the essay is 1200-1300 words. Headings, citations and references do notcount towards the word limit, but quotations do.1.IntroductionAustralia is launching one of the most advanced technologies within the transportationbusiness. This is occurring with the launch of the driverless trucks within Australia. TheseYour Name
The jobs killer is comingdriverless vehicles are supposed to bring new enhancements within technological field. Itis the perfect combination of the technology and transportation business. Robot driverswill be present instead of real drivers (The jobs killer is coming. 2018). The mostimportant advantages of these types of drivers mainly include the benefits like the robotdrivers do not need to sleep or eat or even take rest. They only require electric charge.However, the main problem with this type of driverless truck is that the truck driverswould be losing their jobs and this ethically wrong. The four theories of ethics will beapplied in the case study.2.Utilitarianism TheoryThis is the first theory of the four classical theories of ethics (Crane & Matten, 2016). It isthe normative theory that subsequently states about the most important activity of anysituation. This situation should maximize the utility. This utility can be anything, whichmeans it could be for any person or for the entire society. Any type of utility basedsituation is referred to as or can be the part of the utilitarianism theory. This particulartheory is the core version of the consequentialism theory and it eventually states aboutthe various consequences of any activity that is right or wrong (Mill, 2016). Unlike, therest of the forms of consequentialism like egoism, the theory of utilitarianism areconsidered for dividing the interest of the human beings equally. For this particular casestudy of jobs killer or driverless trucks, the only utility is that the technological world willbe getting a new advancement and thus the utility will be extremely important for thesociety. However, in spite of having the utility to the technological world, there are fewnon ethical aspects too (Hayry, 2013). The first and the foremost non utility to thescenario is that the truck drivers would be losing their jobs due to this. Moreover, theroad side stalls will be major loss because of the lack of truck drivers. Hence, this casestudy can be termed as unethical in nature.3.DeontologyTheoryThe second theory of the four classical theories of ethics is the deontology theory(Minus, 2013). It is the normative ethical position, which eventually judges on themorality of any specific activity on the basis of the rules. This particular theory iscontrasted to the theory of consequentialism and pragmatic ethics. This particular theoryis often described as the obligation or rule based ethics. The moral obligation of anysituation mainly arises from all types of external as well as internal sources like the rulesset that is completely inherent to universe or ethical naturalism. An individual learns orknows anything from the universe or from his or her surroundings (Chakrabarty & Bass,2015). This can also be referred to as the parents, guardians, teachers, peers, relativesand friends. The second important rule is the religious laws. Each and every person isbound to follow some of the important religious laws and this decision capability dependsYour Name
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