What’s the most important thing you want to do in your life?
Why are you here, today?
Themes and Issues for Discussion
• How is human nature changing as a result of progress in science and technology? Do people now have more choices than they had 50 years ago or only the same number but with different options? Does this make us better off or worse off—if we can choose between competing goods, what is the best way forward; if not, why not; what should be our guiding principles? Are humans really free to make their own decisions (as opposed to situations where others may disagree)? Is it possible for an individual to make good decisions about moral issues when faced with hundreds of possibilities (compared with the few options available 100 years ago)? What does “free will” mean nowadays given these opportunities for choice that existed largely only in fantasy just 60 years ago? Does freedom mean anything at all anymore since there are so many things one could do that would lead one into serious harm—and therefore no real freedom unless harm can be averted. Should individuals have more power over their lives than they currently do because circumstances beyond their control dictate whether they live long enough to enjoy even minimal freedom implied by being alive at all, including existing on earth rather than being destroyed instantaneously by nuclear war or other global catastrophe which might also be avoidable through world government intervention preventing such catastrophes from occurring. If everyone has equal access