Heather Zeiger

Can we trust killer robots and drones to act ethically in future wars?
31 Aug 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: drones, ethics of war, just war, killer robots
Machines won’t understand that the enemy is a fellow human being

To the very last breath
16 Jul 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: brain death, death, determination of death, organ transplants
How do we define death in an age of technology?

What’s wrong with crowdfunding medical expenses?
20 Feb 2018 | CONNECTING |  
tags: charity, crowdfunding, health insurance
Charitable giving still needs its gatekeepers.

Rescuing our lives from tech
16 Feb 2018 | CONNECTING |  
tags: Facebook, smartphone addiction, smartphones, technology
Smartphones and apps are designed to suck up as much of our lives as possible

Is addiction a matter of choice or genetics?
14 Nov 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: addiction, determinism, free will, substance abuse
The Massachusetts Supreme Court will soon decide whether drugs remove responsibility from addicts

Taking apart the news cycle merry-go-round
17 Oct 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: anxiety, internet, media, social media
How can we escape from the nagging anxiety that we’re not worrying enough?

Silicon Valley’s creepy obsession with longevity
2 Aug 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: ageing, bioethics, immortality, longevity, Silicon Valley
How about US$8000 blood transfusions from teenagers?

Turning life into a game
14 Jun 2017 | CONNECTING |  
tags: gamification, marketing
Marketers are trying to make life easier by borrowing techniques from the gaming industry

Technology and addiction: How Big Gaming hacks into our psyches
6 Apr 2017 | CONNECTING |  
tags: addiction, technology use
To counter their game plan we need to form good habits in children. Part 2 of two.

Addiction or compulsion: our love/hate relationship with technology
23 Mar 2017 | CONNECTING |  
tags: addiction, internet use, Internet use, loneliness
Is existential angst driving us to connect?

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