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Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

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IEET Readers Want Drones Used, But with Caution

February 15, 2012

Last month we asked “Is it ethical for an advanced military to use drones or robots to attack enemy soldiers?”  A third of you want military drones and robots banned, and a quarter believed they were unproblematic. But the center of opinion was that they should be under human control or used by both sides.

drone war

Our next poll topic is on moral enhancement:

If a pill is invented that safely makes people nicer by increasing their patience and empathy should it be…

- Banned
- Available by prescription for people with personality problems
- Available without a prescription
- Subsidized by the state and readily available
- Put in the water supply


Contact: Executive Director, Dr. James J. Hughes,
IEET, 35 Harbor Point Blvd, #404, Boston, MA 02125-3242 USA
phone: 860-428-1837