09/12/2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
383 S. University Street
Astonishing scientific and technological achievement defines the moment we live in and sets the pace for our future. As our world changes more rapidly than ever before, these advancements bring with them unprecedented ethical crises that impact you and every other person on the planet. These advances arrive at a time when democracy is in retreat. Rising tides of nationalism and isolation dominate just when collective action is needed most. This lecture will cover three areas: the natural world; the virtual world; and the political world. There is a need for norms, standards, and rules of the road in all of these areas. Some of this work has begun, and will explore some examples together in this lecture and discussion to follow.