Tag Archives: Ethics

Affordable Care Act: The Problems Keep Mounting… (Part 2)

The problems with the Affordable Care Act are becoming increasingly ubiquitous to the point that it has become a hot topic this holiday weekend. Case in fact, the November 29th Hardball documentary with Chris Matthews (2013): The Right’s Fight to Take Down Obamacare, which highlights attempts to not only derail the Affordable Care Act, but to distort and exaggerate the […]

Synthetic Biology and Material Science Technologies Bridging into the Next Generation

I have decided to take a brief moratorium from the Obama Care saga and  direct my attention to some interesting avant-garde technologies that are looming on the horizon. In an exercise of opening our minds to new possibilities, an article entitled, Forget Devices; the Future of Technology is Seeded in Biology (Rigg, 2013) became the focus of a recent class […]

The Drama Continues with ObamaCare…

President Obama apologized to the thousands of consumers who lost their health insurance because their insurance coverage did not meet the criteria outlined by the Affordable Healthcare Act. Because of recent developments, I have decided to post a follow-up to my November 2, 2013 blog Can the “Big Leaguers” Help Obama Care Overcome the Technological Glitches? Or, Has […]

Is There a Deontological Approach to Privacy Issues?

The word deontology derives from the Greek words for duty (deon) and science (or study) of (logos). Essentially, this post will be addressing how ethics (or one’s duty of embracing that which is right) are entwined with privacy issues and their implications with today’s technological advances. The October 24, 2013, article published by CNN entitled Germany’s […]

Bionic Man Hollywood Hype? Or New Millenium Technology?

As I was about to post this blog, I received an email from one of my classmates announcing their newest post entitled Sci-fi is Here in a Living Robot. Could Robot Soldiers Be Next?.  As this is a “hot new topic”, I decided that my best course of action would be share this blog which […]

Avant-Garde Mind Control—Miracle or Unethical Infiltration of Personal Privacy?

In keeping with the theme of  last week’s blog on new and innovative high tech platforms, I came across an article entitled Darth Vader eat your heart out: Researcher Controls a Colleague’s Hand by  Channelling His Brain Signals Through the INTERNET written by Ellie Zolfagharifard (2013), which certainly highlights the sci-fi techno-fantasy of potentially finding cures to some of the […]

3D Bioprinting — Is It Avante Guard Star Wars Technology, or Another Way to Transform Into Super-Beings?

Remember when Luke Skywalker lost his right hand when battling Darth Vader in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), or more importantly the part in the film where he walks out of the infirmary with a brand new hand in no-time flat? As I was trying to quench my thirst for academic nirvana, I came across several articles about 3D bioprinting and […]