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How might "punishment" (for convicted criminals) interact with technology in the future?
Recently (Dr?) Rebecca Roache of Oxford got a team together, in her words, "to evaluate ethically the possible ways that punishment and technology might interact in the future." It was covered in the media (e.g. http://boingboing.net/2014/03/20/hell-on-earth-how-to-imprison.html) with emphasis on some of the more provoking parts. I wrote her a response and her reply was, "I’m not in favour of introducing any of the dystopian punishment methods discussed....unfortunately this point has got lost in most of the media coverage." So, controversy aside, I'm wondering how might "punishment" and technology might REALISTICALLY interact in the future and what ethical concerns should be considered. Share your ideas.
Also, a response from her to the media coverage/ a clarification: