The Living Thing / Notebooks :

Moral calculus

Pareto optimality, utilitarianism, and killing machines. Stapled of science fiction since the first robot, and probably since all the holy books of all the religions. cf Golems, contracts with devils. But now it the golems are weaponsised 3d-printable downloads

The trolley problem in the age of machine agency, war drones and smart cars. (Also, what is “agency” anyway?) Hell, even if we can design robots to solve ethical dilemmas, do we want to? Do instinctual human ethics have an especially good track record? What are the universals specifically?

For machines

For humans as cogs in the machine