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The ethics of genetically enhanced monkey-slavesThe ethics of genetically enhanced monkey-slaves

Posted By David Webber

Think parents should be able to select their children’s talents and personalities? Or want to run and hide in the woods at the thought of it? Whatever your opinion, it is precisely the kind of question that Julian Savulescu wants you to take seriously. Professor of practical ethics at the University of Oxford, Savulescu thinks […]


Drones, warfare, science fiction and cybercrime. A conversation with P.W. SingerDrones, warfare, science fiction and cybercrime. A conversation with P.W. Singer

Posted By TED Guest Author

PW Singer studies the future of warfare. A political scientist specializing in international relations, he’s the author of the bestselling Wired for War, which explores the evolution of robotics in armed conflict; Children at War, about the spreading use of child soldiers; and the forthcoming Cyber Security and Cyber War: What Everyone Needs to Know. He is a senior fellow […]

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Quoted: “Kill Decision” author Daniel Suarez talks lethal autonomyQuoted: “Kill Decision” author Daniel Suarez talks lethal autonomy

Posted By Helen Walters

Daniel Suarez is a former systems consultant turned novelist who will speak in session two at TEDGlobal 2013. Officially subtitled “Those Flying Things,” this is unofficially known as the drone session, and it will feature various speakers tackling the topic of unmanned aerial vehicles. For his part, Suarez will expound on some of the themes he […]


When self-identity can change: Q&A with Charles LimbWhen self-identity can change: Q&A with Charles Limb

Posted By Emily McManus

This morning’s TED Talk from Andrew Solomon asks a deep question about parents and children. Inspired by his own upbringing, Solomon wondered how parents form bonds with extraordinary children — or, in his words, when the “vertical culture” passed from parent to child is different from the “horizontal culture” of the child’s own self-identity. As […]


Playlist: 8 talks on doing the right thing, politically speakingPlaylist: 8 talks on doing the right thing, politically speaking

Posted By Morton Bast

With just two weeks to go before the 2012 presidential election in the US, eyes around the world are on the contest between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. As shown in last night’s debate, the election may well come down to a few key issues. So what matters most to Americans? The TED Blog read this […]