Two sides of a coin: ethics, human rights and blockchain technologies


The philosophical study of the identification of the best possible options in any given case is known as ethics. Blockchain technologies can further good causes, but the insights of millennia of great thinkers can also be useful to the blockchain communities. In addition, the human right to enjoy the benefits of the progress of science and its applications and related rights are highly relevant for issues at the intersection of computing and society. This talk explores the synergy between ethics, human rights and blockchain technologies.

Language: English

Level: Non technical / For everyone

Sebastian Porsdam Mann

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Harvard Medical School

Sebastian Porsdam Mann is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Bioethics. Following a year of service in German Military Police, he enrolled in the philosophy program at the University of Cambridge, graduating with a degree in philosophy, psychology and neuroscience, and later a PhD in neuroethics. His current work explores the moral dimensions of modifying and creating lifeforms, human rights, informed consent, medical data sharing, and the role and responsibilities of modern universities, as well as the intersection between ethics and blockchain technologies.

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