In the following work we will explore how new technologies will affect the overall dimension of human rights and ethics, emphasizing in digital technologies that already encompass a grand variety of spaces in the development of society in terms of communication, information, validation and automatization. These advances should protect core values established by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) of the United Nations; in general terms, working in favor of all humans, theoretically equal, without discrimination of religion, gender, race or sexual preference.
Despite the great efforts of organized civil society, reality has made us understand that not all men and women have been, nor are they equal before the law. As stated before, only theoretically, but due to the human factor, there are serious imbalances regarding the concept of equality. Unfortunately, in full 21st century, we live with several forms of discrimination. In this sense, by incorporating technologies that might augment social disproportionalities, it becomes imperative to establish a universal and legally-binding human rights framework with laws and standards.
Not intending to demonize technology, but instead, to understand that all traditional practices and disciplines will be affected by the same, the work focuses in the use of these, to empower fundamental rights.
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