What Will Our Technology Do to Jewish Ethics?
The vast majority of contemporary conversations around technological ethics are secular in nature; they are plenty of books, articles, and research centers rooted in psychology, sociology, philosophy, or even history, but vanishingly few make appeals to any particular belief system. At the same time, very few of America’s religious leaders have taken it upon themselves to confront modern technology unless it is to reject it out of hand, as ultra-Orthodox Jews and Amish communities sometimes do.
In this session, David Zvi Kalman explores whether the absence of a religious technological ethic is a problem, and if it is, how do we go about constructing one?
NOTE: This program was part of our Summer 2021 Virtual Symposium, Torah of Possibility for an Uncertain Future