Ethical Decision Making iOS App Is Like A Conscience In Your Pocket

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Got a tough, possibly life-changing ethical decision to make? Why not make your iPhone part of the decision-making process?

A recently released app called Ethical Decision Making lets you work through your options by prompting you to identify the people who have a stake in your decision, consider your options through five different ethical perspectives, weigh different approaches, and score and rank potential decisions.

It’s the work of Santa Clara’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, who earlier this year invited tech CEOs to sit down with the Dalai Lama.

Ethical Decision Making all sounds a bit “Magic 8-Ball” but it’s fascinating nonetheless. Until someone hacks it and makes it convince users to spend Little Jimmy’s college fund on a custom red Mac Pro, that is.

Ethical Decision Making is available for free download from the App Store for all iOS devices running iOS 7.0 and above.

About the author

Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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