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Robots, Ethics and the Future of Jobs


Seán McDonagh

With a Foreword by Karlin Lillington

‘…highly informative, provocative and challenging…a must-read, especially for those in leadership roles. A book critical for our times’    The Furrow

‘…timely, accessible, well-researched and thought-provoking: this is a thoroughly readable and enjoyable book. It addresses some of the key challenges facing twenty-first century society and should be essential reading for anyone in public life or in education.’            Doctrine & Life

…this important book…deals with complex ideas …in refreshingly simple language…I would highly recommend it.’        Brendan Hoban, Western People

‘…required reading for all those who take their faith seriously. This book needs to be widely available, read, and its contents put into practice and earthed.’  Catholic South West

‘…intelligent, critically reflective, and honest. McDonagh writes with clarity and charity. The book is a pleasure to read.’  Search Journal

Well-known author and environmentalist Seán McDonagh demonstrates that the same tools that we use to connect, protect and support us can also be put to use in ways that have a huge negative impact on our privacy, our freedom and our life choices.  McDonagh argues that we need to understand and address the potential repercussions of developing technology in an ethical vacuum. Our digital future is fast approaching with little regulation and few institutional policies and protections. Respect for human rights must be at the heart of these new technologies.

“a wakeup call for political, civic, media and church leaders, urging a response to the deepening and accelerating pace of technological change and its potential consequences.”
Pat Cox, President European Parliament, 2004-2007


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