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Patrick Lin

Patrick Lin
Patrick Lin, Ph.D., is the director of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he is an associate philosophy professor.

On the Cyber Frontier, Hacking Back is Ethical — and Even Desirable

Governments could treat retaliatory cyberattacks as ‘frontier' incidents, which are not necessarily escalatory.

Science & Tech

Do Killer Robots Violate Human Rights?

To confidently say whether a ban on tomorrow's 'killer robots' is defensible or not, we need to better clarify the notions of human control and autonomy.