The mindfulness racket

Techies have a new cause to champion: mindfulness. Unplug, at least for a while. But beyond the Buddhist rhetoric lies a business agenda…
Techies have a new cause to champion: mindfulness. Unplug, at least for a while. But beyond the Buddhist rhetoric lies a business agenda… [More]

Owning Intelligent Machines

While truly intelligent machines are still in the realm of science fiction, it is worth considering the ethics of owning them. After all, it seems likely that we will eventually develop such
While truly intelligent machines are still in the realm of science fiction, it is worth considering the ethics of owning them. After all, it seems likely that we will eventually develop such [More]

Sexbots are Persons, Too?

In my previous essays on sexbots I focused on versions that are clearly mere objects. If the sexbot is merely an object, then the morality of having sex with it is the same as having sex with any other object …Read more »
In my previous essays on sexbots I focused on versions that are clearly mere objects. If the sexbot is merely an object, then the morality of having sex with it is the same as having sex with any other object …Read more » [More]

Sexbots: Sex & Consequences

As a general rule, any technology that can be used for sex will be used for sex. Even if it shouldn’t. In accord with this rule, researchers and engineers are hard at work developing ever more realistic sexbots. By science-fiction …
As a general rule, any technology that can be used for sex will be used for sex. Even if it shouldn’t. In accord with this rule, researchers and engineers are hard at work developing ever more realistic sexbots. By science-fiction … [More]