Published Apr 2, 2018 by Alex C-G

With all the questions about ethics and technology lately, especially Facebook data collection and Cambridge Analytica, it seems a good time to introduce the concept of Nerdsightnedness:

n. The inability to see beyond a technology’s interesting technical aspects, particularly to miss its ethical implications; to see the world from the perspective of a nerd.

Or, as Jurassic Park put it:

Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should!

via Kottke


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