What Are We Building Here? Software Ethics in a Time of SurveillanceAndrew C. Stone, stone.com pdf
You will recognize the garments of the priesthood: the white lab coats and the business suits. Everything new and better all the time. All a show, a story, to keep us glued to the Future Perfect, believing in a mythical future that is nothing like what is actually unfolding on this planet right now.

Today, we are going to try and look at our un-examined assumptions to get a better handle on where we are now, how we got here, and how we can take more effective control of our collective future by making ethical decisions around what we decide to create with our software and networks. Let’s start with: “Technology produces leisure time.”
I don't know about you, but I have zero leisure time unless I specifically stop coding, stop emailing, stop skyping, stop txting, stop tweeting, stop using games, and actually consciously plan time off. So myth number one about the future, leisure time, is officially dead. That joins Nuclear Energy's myth of “Electricity Too Cheap To Meter” from the ’50’s. These are known myths now, but they were the official storyline in their time. The future costs of containing, if at all possible, the Fukishima Daichi disaster will far outstrip the value of the energy ever produced by these reactors, and maybe all the reactors in Japan as well.

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