Dan Ariely @ TED

Dan Ariely, whose book Predictably Irrational I previously reviewed, has given a TED Talk about why otherwise moral people will sometimes cheat and steal.

Published in: on March 17, 2009 at 11:03 pm  Leave a Comment  
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On moral detachment

I’ve been confronted recently with my moral detachment when playing video games. I’ve recently enjoyed playing Fallout 3 and I have tried to explain my reasons to my housemate, who is not a gamer. She was interested enough to watch me play for a minute, but was turned off at the first slow-motion decapitation (which seem to happen pretty often, come to think of it).

Fallout 3 screenshot
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Published in: on February 2, 2009 at 8:20 am  Comments (11)  
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