Patrick Lin

Patrick Lin is an associate professor of philosophy, and the director of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group, at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He is the lead editor of Robot Ethics and the co-author of What Is Nanotechnology and Why Does It Matter? and Enhanced Warfighters: Risk, Ethics, and Policy.

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