Center for the Study of Ethics & Technology (CSET)


Michael Sacasas Director

CSET exists to promote sustained and vigorous thinking about the ethical consequences of technological change. To that end, the Center offers courses, colloquia, and online resources dedicated to understanding the role of technology in human affairs. We are awash in a sea of technology. While human beings have always used tools to make their way in the world, the scope, complexity, and power of our tools have grown exponentially over the last two centuries.
This change has unfolded at a bewildering pace, making it difficult to perceive and address the attendant moral and ethical challenges which confront individuals, institutions, and communities. Looking toward the decades ahead it would seem that similar challenges will continue to emerge. Advances in digital technologies, robotics, artificial intelligence research, and technologies of human enhancement promise to raise a host of new ethical quandaries. Keeping up with the pace of technological change is hard enough, finding thoughtful commentary that helps clarify the moral stakes is harder still. Through its various offerings, CSET makes the best thinking about technology available to those trying to live wisely with technology.