About

I read, think, write, and talk about technology, usually in that order.

Director of the Center for the Study of Ethics and Technology.

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I’ve compiled some my writing that has appeared here and elsewhere into two e-books. The first, The Tourist and the Pilgrim (2013), includes material published between 2010 and 2013. More recently, I’ve put together a topical selection covering material published from 2011 to 2018: Do Artifacts Have Ethics?: Technology, Politics, and the Moral Life (2018). Both books are also available here if you’d rather bypass Amazon.

The blog’s title is taken from one of Blaise Pascal’s pensees: “Between us and heaven or hell is only life, which is the frailest thing in the world.”

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Email: lmsacasas at gmail dot com
Twitter: @LMSacasas