FRIDAY OCT. 23rd : Robots and Advancing Technology
Japan has robot dogs, and dolls for people that lonely people can interact with instead of other people. Is human interaction going to even be necessary 100 years from now. Is this kind of technology advancing too quickly? What are some possible negative and positive consequences of this type of technology?
SUNDAY OCT 25th : Medical Science and Morality
You probably know very well about Professor Yamanaka and his Nobel Prize winning study regarding stem cells. In this week's class, we will talk about the morality of 'playing God' by being able to manipulate and clone cells to the point where we could feasibly create just one beautiful race of people and make sure that no more 'undesirable' people inhabit the earth.