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Issues in Technology and Ethics (Introduction)


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 37 issue 3
By David Koepsell
“Our technologies are certainly changing us and our planet.”

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Mar
30
2017

A Dangerous Master


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 37 issue 3
By Wendell Wallach
“The profits of those best able to game the system have taken precedence over the integrity and stability of markets.”

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Mar
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2017

The Moral and Political Dangers of Autonomous Weapons


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 37 issue 3
By Ryan Jenkins
“It may strike some as incredible that soldiers ‘treat their enemies with respect,’ even as they line them up in their crosshairs.”

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Mar
30
2017

Nanotech: New Legal and Moral Challenges


Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 37 issue 3
By David Koepsell
“It remains to be seen whether nanotechnology will suffer lapses such as those of medical science.”

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Mar
30
2017

Autopia: The Robot Car of Tomorrow May Just Be Programmed to Hit You


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 37 issue 3
By Patrick Lin
Whatever answer to an ethical dilemma the car industry might lean toward will not be satisfying to everyone.

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Mar
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2017

Enhancing Virtues: Fairness


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 37 issue 3
By James Hughes
“We can begin to experiment 
with ways to enhance our moral 
reasoning with drugs and devices to become even better citizens.”

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Mar
30
2017

The Morality of Risk: A Primer


Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 37 issue 3
By David Koepsell
Given the lapses by scientists, governments, and corporations in permitting harms that have come about through the development of technology and marketing of products outside of medicine, might we consider applying the Belmont Principles to scientific research in general?

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Mar
30
2017

Is the Unthinkable the New Acceptable?


Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 37 issue 3
By Peter Boghossian and James A. Lindsay
“The views of the alt-right lie 
distinctly outside of what we have come to accept as the boundaries 
of the Overton Window.”

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Mar
30
2017

The Brain Science of Political Deception and the 2016 Election


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 37 issue 3
By Gleb Tsipursky
“Many people are increasingly getting their news mainly or only from their own personalized social media sources; this tends to exclude information that differs from their own beliefs.”

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Mar
30
2017

Join Our Tribe


Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 37 issue 3
By Robyn E. Blumner
“If organized, we could have a major influence on public policy (and not just among Democrats). Now, we are ignored.”

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