Here is a list of all the blog articles I have written so far. Scroll over and click on a box to read more!
This post marks the end of the first year of The Technological Citizen, and the end of my Hackworth Fellowship at The Markkula Center for Ethics. And what a year it ha.
Want to play a game, and take little a trip down memory lane? Grab a piece of paper, or start a running tally in your head: we’re going to go through all the electronic devices.
It’s pretty easy to adopt an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality about old electronics, especially because we live in an age preoccupied with constant updates and upgrades..
Take a second and consider: out of all the articles, videos, and blog posts you see in a week, which ones do you breeze through and forget, and which ones stick with you?
“There is a sacred realm of privacy for every man and woman where he makes his choices and decisions–a realm of his own essential rights and liberties into which the la.
“Every era has its own defining drug.” – Margaret Talbot
With the high availability of so-called “cognitive enhancing drugs” like Ritalin, Adderall, and Provigil on c.
Who decides what’s right, what is socially appropriate, and what is societally acceptable when it comes to the use of things that alter your brain function?
It’s interesting to.
My previous post about radical life extension presented an extreme picture of the future, where humans are able to live longer and longer as a result of melding with machines, even.
“Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended.” – Vernor Vinge, Technol.
There is something primal about our need for nature — for time in the out doors, for sunshine, for fresh air. Psychologist Paul Bloom writes, “Our hunger for the nat.
Each year, we lose over 38 million acres of rainforest as a result of deforestation; rainforests used to cover 14% of th.
“Reflections” is a new category of posts aimed to engage discussion about broader issues in technology and ethics. This first “Reflections” post on Techno.
In the 2004 film I, Robot, Will Smith’s character Detective Spooner harbors a deep grudge for all things technological — and turns out to be justified after a new gen.
Can you remember life before cell phones?
A time when if you wanted to get in touch with someone, you had to leave a message, and (gasp!) wait until they returned home to call you.
What does it mean to be green?
Just ask Team California, a group of undergraduate students from Santa Clara University and California College of the Arts who were recently awarded .
Did you know that with $399 and a tube of your saliva, you can find out your genetic predispositions for disease, personality traits, and what medications might work best for you? .
Strapped for cash (or have some time to kill)?
Here’s a deal for you: If you can figure out how to control the bubble size in carbonated beverages, or can find a novel approach .
“It’s not science fiction. Nowadays prospective parents cannot only know the sex of their unborn child but also learn whether it can supply tissue-matched bone marrow t.
Be honest: how many other things are you doing right now?
Are you in the midst of responding to your e-mail, while casually browsing the web, scanning your friend’s most recent F.
“Help loving couples conceive a child! Seeking egg donors with a clear health history, GPA 3.6+ and above 1350 on SAT. Must play a musical instrument. $10,00 Compensation.”.
What happens when the pictures and content you post online for friends to see is also viewed by a potential employer?
The question has become of particular importance in recent ye.
Here’s a challenge: can you read this whole post without getting distracted? Can you resist the urge to skim each paragraph for the “gist of it”, and instead read each se.
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