Is it ethical to force people to act in certain ways? According to conventional wisdom, it is not, particularly in western societies, which prize freedom and individualism, perhaps above all else. However, according to Nudge Theory, there is another way, less paternalistic than merely forcing your customers, clients or citizens to do certain things. This[…]
Intervention in natural disaster scenarios should be just as possible as intervention in the event of war. Currently, it is not. In this guest post Lauren Traczykowski explains why we need a natural disaster intervention policy.
It is said that we have entered a new epoch, the ‘Anthropocene‘. In this guest post, Johannes Lundershausen explains, why debates about the ratification of geological epochs are much more than disciplinary endeavours.
One reason for the widespread suspicion about military drones is the lack of a person directly operating the vehicle from inside. The crucial point here seems to be that delegating critical operational tasks to a machine implies an overall reduction of control. In this guest post, Ezio Di Nucci argues, that this view stems from a flawed assessment of the concept of control.
Switzerland is the first country ever to vote on the implementation of an unconditional basic income. In their guest post Daniel Häni and Philip Kovce explain why this is a milestone in the advancement of democracy.
When it comes to euthanasia, at first sight more options seem to equal more freedom. However, Neil Levy’s guest post outlining the “paradox of choice” argues that this view might be wrong.
In this guest post Rachel New and Nadira Faber explain how psychologically informed framing may help people to adopt a climate friendly behaviour in their everday lifes.
As humans, robot’s commanders are not infallible. In this Guest Post Matthias Scheutz argues that to truly act in their inventor’s interest, robots need to be able to disobey instructions.