The Ethical Computer
This possibility has never been seriously considered – but we are being forced to consider it now.
The problem has always been – how to digitize ethical behavior? How to turn it into numbers?
Perhaps we could include variables that could be quantified:
- CO2 levels that cause global warming.
- Air pollution.
- Income disparity.
- The ratio of the economy devoted to social services.
- The amount spent on weaponry.
- Number of refugees.
And, of course, the decision to try this – and see what happens.
This is not a new idea – this is what the UN is for, and it already has many of the indexes that can express this.