What The Heck Are We Building Here?
Software Ethics in a Time of Surveillance

- Andrew C. Stone, founder stone.com @twittelator           Watch Video     pdf version
Our lives are the product of a story - a narrative or myth if you will - that inspires, motivates and guides our actions. For me, getting involved with computers in the '80's, I resonated with the story “Microsoft and IBM are building a boring BORG-like top-down culture of empire, and the guys at Apple, the underdogs, the artists, the visionaries, were building a bright future of personal power and freedom to create a peaceful
sustainable world.” That's the story I signed up for in 1985, and it had a great run.

The story goes that technology will empower us, technology will liberate us, and soon, there will be so much leisure time, our only task is to figure out what to do with all of it. Why, the future is so bright, you'll have to wear shades.

Technology has literally become the Religion of our time, and to even question it risks one being labeled as a heretic.

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