In response to Charles Pulliam-Moore’s post “It Looks Like The Wrong Person Died in Marvel’s Secret Empire” article, I wrote a partial version of this initially as a response, but it grew into a full article in its own right. I have cleaned it up, rewritten it, and added content. (Spoilers for Secret Empire #7.)
This episode was probably the best, it was by turns the most touching, the most disturbing and the most creepy. All points an android drama need to touch if it’s going to go beyond Holmes and YoYo.
There's a lot of talk about the technology of cognitive enhancement. But what of the ethical and legal implications of enhancing one's brain? Institute for the Future distinguished fellow Jamais Cascio has come up with a list of guidelines he calls Magna Cortica v0.1.
Over on wired.com and popsci.com there are a couple of interesting posts about ethical considerations in programming robots. For example, should an autonomous car be able to make a choice that may kill its occupant(s) if it will save a larger number of lives?
Laura Hudson wrote a great piece on the ethics of internet shaming for Wired. It's something I've been concerned about for a while. In an age where it's all too easy for vigilantes on Reddit to identify someone as a terrorist, when is it appropriate to take your complaints to the masses?