The Moral Significance of Future Technologies

Speaker: Tobias Baumann, Director of Strategy Sentience Politics
Time: Saturday, 02:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Room: H1012

This presentation outlines why individuals who will be born in the future have equal moral significance, and then explores the ethical implications of this viewpoint. If history is an example, it is plausible that new technologies will affect the future to a large extent. Animal activists should be particularly concerned about the risk that future technologies could cause unprecedented amounts of suffering. The presentation finishes by outlining potential ways to positively influence the future.