2016 List

THE REILLY CENTER’S 4th ANNUAL LIST OF EMERGING ETHICAL DILEMMAS AND POLICY ISSUES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR 2016

It’s not too late to vote on the issue you find most compelling.

Barbie

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Hello Barbie: The toy that plays back.

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Head transplant

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Head transplants: Paging Dr. Frankenstein.

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womb

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Artificial wombs: Eliminating the dangers of childbirth?

 

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drone

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Disappearing drones: A one-way ticket, an unknown sender.

 

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Exo

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Exoskeletons for the elderly: It’s time for great-grandma to pull her weight around here.

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Geneedit

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CRISPR/Cas9: New frontiers in genetic engineering.

 

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sequencing
Rapid whole genome sequencing: Who owns your genome? And what do you want to know about it?

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comp

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Lethal cyberweapons: Hacking that causes real, physical damage.

 

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Earworm-Commercials-300x261

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Bone conduction for marketing: Those really are voices inside your head.

 

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Digital labor

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Digital labor rights: Anonymous workers meet anonymous employers.


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