The Copenhagen Letter: a set of principles for ethical technology

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that’s really encouraging.
I like Jacques Ellul’s 76 Reasonable Questions to Ask About Any Technology

There have been hundreds of courses on this for decades. Silent Spring kicked them into high gear. Every engineer you have ever met or will ever meet – like, for example, myself – had courses on them. And yet they do not solve the problem because the problem is not technology, the problem is usual confluence of money and short sightedness.

Business ethics (backed by the teeth of law) solve “technology” problems.

For a good introduction to the subject, I as always recommend Florman’s The Existential Pleasures of Engineering.


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