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[…]
The newly discovered tools for genome editing promise a revolution in medicine and life science. A recent study, however, points to unexpected side-effects. While the study is widely deemed to be deficient, it shows how fragile the confidence in CRISPR is.
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.
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