Episode 6.02 The Ethics of Technology
A Christian view of ethics and technology - or, how we think about everything from Uber and Facebook to dealing with poverty.
We talk about out explicitly Christian ethics - including our ethics of technology. How do we reason about technologies as individuals and communities? What is human flourishing?
Our previous discussion of self-driving cars (and note the title we picked two and a half years ago): 3.13: Inevitable
Articles on the self-driving car crash:
- “A self-driving Uber car has killed a pedestrian in Arizona”
- “Uber ‘likely’ not at fault in deadly self-driving car crash, police chief says” (The Verge)
- “Can You Sue a Robot?”, Ian Bogost/The Atlantic - a fairly thoughtful argument… which nonetheless ends up with some sweeping judgments of just the sort that we’re not sure are warranted in this specific case.
- John Gruber representing the “just get us to the future; it’s worth the cost” side of things -
Mentioned on the show:
- Specifically referenced: Kant’s Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics (wikipedia article)
L. M. Sacasas with some important reservations about Heidegger - reservations we share about a man who, whatever his influence, seems to have been a Nazi sympathizer.
A year from now, ten, they’ll swing back to the belief that they can make people… better. And I do not hold to that.
- “True Refuge”, by Ezra Feinberg. Used by permission.
- “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho.
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