By Melanie Garson Ph.D. & Shannon Mullen O’Keefe M.A.L.D.
In an episode of the television series Black Mirror human beings risk their lives to seek out the contents of a box in a warehouse. In doing so they encounter security — a robotic dog — which ruthlessly pursues and attempts to kill them.
What was in the box that the humans risked their lives for? (*spoiler alert*)
The humans wanted to retrieve the teddy bears to give them to a dying friend.
If that security guard had been a dad, or a grandpa, or a brother, sister, mother…
By Melanie Garson Ph.D. and Shannon Mullen O’Keefe M.A.L.D.
Let’s be honest. Anytime we make a choice not for ‘I’ — meaning ourselves, individually — we can disadvantage ourselves.
When we step away from the ‘I,’ in decision-making, we can fall quickly into the classic game theory dilemmas: if I disadvantage myself how do I know that I will not be exploited?
This dilemma happens in decisions we make all day long: our electoral choice, our fishing rights, keeping our place in line at the grocery store, and deciding whether to foreclose on homes. The movie classic It’s a Wonderful…
I’m a creative problem solver, educator, mediator and lawyer with an interest in impact of emerging technologies on the future of conflict.