This is the fourth in a special series in partnership with The Federation, exploring ethics in tech.
In this episode, we talk about Humanity and Tech with Shannon Vallor.
Shannon talks about the concepts in her book Technology And The Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting.
If humanity is going to have any real hope of not merely surviving but of flourishing in the 21st Century (and beyond) then we are going to need more than just better technology. We will need to be better humans and specifically humans that have cultivated the kind of moral skills and virtues that are needed to manage our new techno-social powers wisely and well.
Shannon is the William J. Rewak, S.J.Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Santa Clara University where her research addresses the ethical implications of technology. In 2015 she received the World Technology Award in Ethics from the World Technology Network.
Produced by @paul_yakabovski