chapter  12
12 Pages

Reflections on Technology and the Moral Imagination

The writing of this book has been an interesting, albeit challenging, journey. Had I fully appreciated the scope and breadth of the content, or the distance from my normal comfort zone in health care and bioethics, I would have had to think long and hard about agreeing to write it. I entered this project without a strong position on any of the topics I intended to cover, and I worked hard to maintain the same even-handed treatment throughout the book. Now, poised at its conclusion, I feel compelled to violate the mantle of objectivity to offer a personal reflection. The intention of this last chapter is to give voice one last time to the essence of ethics as a practical and trusted companion as we move into our technological future.