Charles Stanhope at 2017-09-16T14:41:37Z

I came across this on another part of the federated multiverse:

'We live in a world where technology is consuming society, ethics, and our core existence. It is time to take responsibility for the world we are creating. Time to put humans before business. Time to replace the empty rhetoric of “building a better world” with a commitment to real action. It is time to organize, and to hold each other accountable.' http://copenhagenletter.org/

Perhaps I am mistaken, but it seems like there is more and more discussion, realization, and acceptance to the ideas that a "technologist" should have duty and obligations beyond deadlines, disruption, and shareholder value. Speaking as somebody who has wrestled with the ethical dimensions of my work from the beginning of my career, this helps me feel optimism.

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A big vague, but good I guess. The confirmation page suggests sharing on Facebook and Twitter, in line with the values expressed, clearly.

Mike Linksvayer at 2017-09-16T17:05:14Z

It is definitely vague, and I almost didn't draw attention to it because of that. But people bringing up these topics in even broad terms is progress in certain circles. I guess I'm looking for things that bring me optimism even when they arrive in flawed forms. :)

Charles Stanhope at 2017-09-16T20:14:52Z