Ethics for Our Future World 2019

What are the possible futures of humanity? And what can you do about it? After the success of our first Ethics for Our Future World series, we are exploring six new super interesting topics and their related ethics.

What do CRISPR, gene editing, population growth, nanobots or lab grown meat have in common?  They all tell us what the future could look like. As technology advances faster and faster, the world gets smaller and we all get richer. Our capacity to change the world grows ever stronger, and the future can be intimidating.

This series of classes will look at realistic scenarios for the future. We will analyse how we fit into it, and most importantly of all, what we can do about it.

Get an introduction to an ethics-based analysis of our potential future.

All classes are $16 and are held at Madame Brussels in Melbourne CBD.


Future Ethics: Nanobots

What's it all about? Nanotechnology and nanobots is a concept that has fascinated humanity for decades, but which has only recently started to emerge as a truly possible technology. The implications of this are colossal, allowing construction at impossible scales and complexity, treatment of diseases virtually without collateral damage, and profound advances to computing power…


Future Ethics: Cryptocurrency

What's it all about? The internet age has seen the emergence of many any various strange and wonderful phenomenon. Of these, the advent of cryptocurrency as a popular and realistic alternative to state-backed currency is one of the stranger and most significant, threatening to turn the global financial order on its head – for better…


Future Ethics: Global Population Control

What's it all about? In 2017 the world's population surpassed 7. 5 billion people, and the question was once again raised; how many people is too many? Whether your concern is environmental sustainability, financial security, immigration or simple quality of life, there is no denying that the more people we have, the more pressure is…


Future Ethics: Human Gene Editing

What's it all about? With the first successful gene editing of twin babies by a Chinese doctor in 2018, many ideas previously only seen in science fiction have become very real indeed. But while technology offers us the possibility of managing or even eradicating genetic conditions, it also raises more questionable uses – designer babies…

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