Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 114 (1pt1):57-73 (2014)

Tim Mulgan
University of Auckland
I explore the moral implications of four possible futures: a broken future where our affluent way of life is no longer available; a virtual future where human beings spend their entire lives in Nozick's experience machine; a digital future where humans have been replaced by unconscious digital beings; and a theological future where the existence of God has been proved. These futures affect our current ethical thinking in surprising ways. They raise the importance of intergenerational ethics, alter the balance between competing moral theories, and push morality in a more objective direction.
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