PL401 Week 7 Discussion

The Tragedy of the Commons

Choose and respond to one of the following questions:

Question A

Describe the tragedy of the commons. What problems are presented by the tragedy of the commons for moral evaluation of technological development? How would you address these problems?

Question B

The past few weeks we have been developing a sensitivity to the unintended social effects of technological development. Using some example technologies from the reading, identify some possible deleterious effects and defend your diagnosis.