Elizabeth Sullivan

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Why dystopian fiction is ‘an instruction manual for now’

How can dystopian fiction help us understand the world today? In a clip from BBC Culture’s Stories that Shaped the World programme from the Hay Festival, leading authors discuss the power of novels with nightmarish visions.<p>“It becomes a kind of instruction manual – you do start to see what is …

Science Fiction

Artificial Intelligence

A New Book: 10 Futures

I can finally divulge details of the top secret project I’ve been working on for some time. <i>10 Futures</i> is a series of linked stories which explore …

10 Futures Book Trailer

Top 10 disturbing dystopias

Why are we so drawn to dystopian visions of our future? There’s something compelling about these gritty, dirty, hopeless settings of oppressive state …

How to recognize a dystopia - Alex Gendler

Dystopian Fiction: How Stories Transform Your Mind

10 Devastating Dystopias

<i>The Time Machine</i> (1895), by H.G. Wells<p>In his premier novel, H.G. Wells begot the concept of time travel as well as pioneered the nascent genre of …

The Topics Dystopian Films Won't Touch

Movies like The Hunger Games imagine society's present problems getting worse—except for sexism and racism, which magically disappear in the future.<p>Since the release of <i>The Hunger Games</i> in 2012, dystopian cinema has enjoyed sustained interest in American culture. Popular young adult novels are being …

Emma Watson at the HeForShe Campaign 2014 - Official UN Video

Emma Watson's 2014 Speech on Gender Equality

Celebrity Feminism, Privilege, and the United Nations' HeForShe Movement<p>Today we are launching a campaign called HeForShe. I am reaching out to you …

Feminism

'ISIS Is Weak' by Waleed Aly for The Project

President Obama's Greatest Speech

Paying People for Kidneys: Is It Ethical?

The very idea of living individuals selling body parts prompts revulsion in some people, while others may ask whether the price is right.<p>A recent NBCnews.com article reported on an organ transplant study conducted by Canadian researchers. It began with this finding:<p>Paying living kidney donors …

Selling

Plight of African child slaves forced into mines - for our mobile phones

THEIR bodies caked in dirt from the river beds they are forced to work in, African children are enslaved in lethal mines to power our love affair …

Africa

10 More Moral Dilemmas

Morality is fun to debate. At the end of last December, I posted a list of another 10 dilemmas. By the comments submitted, I realize many did not …

Why you shouldn't click on nude celebrity photos or 'beheading porn'

Maybe you couldn't resist. After all, what would it hurt? And who would know?<p>So you clicked and watched that video of an American man in an orange jumpsuit getting his head cut off. Or maybe you clicked on a different site to have a glance – just a glimpse, honest – at one of those glamorous …

Photos that bear witness to modern slavery

Photographer Lisa Kristine travels the world documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images …

It's moral bullshit that we don't care how an animal lives, only how it dies

I cannot actually think of a single good reason that I am not a vegetarian. At least, not a single good moral reason. As a matter of taste, however, I love eating meat. The juices, the smell, the texture: none of which can be adequately simulated by vegetarian substitutes. I like my steak so bloody …

‘Three-parent’ babies explained: what are the concerns and are they justified?

Photograph: AFP/Getty Images<p>The procedure replaces a small amount of faulty DNA in a mother’s egg with healthy DNA from a second woman.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/2/1422890624507/12171321-125b-4dea-b64f-709ca1e2bd9f-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: AFP/Getty …

Are three-parent babies the first step towards a Blade Runner future?

Critical ethical points have been raised by Britain becoming the first country in the world to allow mitochondrial transfer, or – to give it its proper name – "babies with three parents". The technique was pioneered to combat a range of mitochondrial disorders with a pretty high incidence – they …

Our Robotic Children: The Ethics of Creating Intelligent Life - MIT Technology Review

Two children are drowning: your son and a stranger. Who would you save first? Your son, right? What if one of the children was a thinking, feeling …

Artificial Intelligence

Farhad Jabar was a child – killing him was an awful necessity

<i>Farhad Jabar shows us killing children has uniquely awful moral costs we need to be aware of.</i> <b>Matthew Beard</b> <i>explores the death of a child.</i><p>Facts and …

How do religion, ethics, and climate change fit together? | Penn State University

<b>Question: Climate change is something that, until recently, was only discussed within the scientific community. But now others are getting involved</b> …

Pope Francis

The Roots of the Torture Debate

Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee have released a 500-page summary of an over-6,000-page report detailing the CIA’s interrogation …

The Ethics of Torture (Part One)

Tweet<p>Several years ago — several more than I care to remember — I had to write an assignment on the legality of torture. It was for a class in …

Man in the Netherlands euthanised due to his alcohol addiction

A man in the Netherlands has been allowed to die because he could no longer carry on living as an alcoholic.<p>Mark Langedijk chose the day of his death …