The Digital Angels of our Nature

Need to make a moral decision? There’s an app for that. But will using the app make you a better person? Or will externalizing your conscience allow you to ignore it?

Robert called up his moral pantheon. Tiny angels, priests, imams, lamas, and secular humanists lounged and debated on the slopes his shoulders and, eventually, reached consensus. There was no reason, in any coherent moral system, for him to pull the trigger.

Robert smiled. He was free to act.


By the way, you really ought to read Steven Pinker’s Better Angels of Our Nature 

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