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The Temptations of Data vs. The Temptations of Privacy

by Patrick Hopkins

After a former NSA contractor revealed extensive US government data mining operations, pundits, activists, and journalists proclaimed “I’m outraged the government would do this!” But there was also another type of response, though more muted. Some of us said “I sure as hell hope the government is doing this.”

Small Machines, Big Power, Dangerous Minds

by Patrick Hopkins

What any one person can do is limited by the power they have.  That works for criminally unbalanced people as much as anyone else.  But the power one person can have is related to the type of machine they can carry.

Uploading Won’t Help You

by Patrick Hopkins

If there is a Holy Grail in the technological search for longevity and immortality it is uploading.  Unfortunately, while uploading will work (in a way), it won’t work for you.

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(Enhancing) The Moral Brain: Day Three (J.‘s Notes)

by J. Hughes

After two days of serious neuroscience (Day One, Day Two morning, Day Two afternoon) I confess that my note-taking and summary abilities flagged a bit on the third day.

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The DVR and the Manufacture of Discontent

by Patrick Hopkins

Not too long ago I decided to add on a digital video recording unit to my home cable system. I don’t watch all that much television, but for the few programs that did interest me, or that I at least wanted to try out, having to be home at a certain time or programming my clumsy old VCR was wearying. DVR seemed the way to go.

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Two New Affiliate Scholars

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Melanie Swan, MBA, and Patrick Hopkins, PhD, as Affiliate Scholars of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

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