1. Ethics training is not included in most technical training.
In the mature field such as law and medicine, there has been an integrated learning in the professional education curriculum for centuries and there is an explicit requirement for ethics education. This almost prevents ethical crimes. Today, we can see immoral people deeply in the status of power that went to the best business school proudly admiring the exalted ethics program. However, because you are familiar with this fundamental ethical problem, these fields can give great liquidity to the concept of ethics and lead to information-based discussion. What is even more important is that those who do the right things and work ethically will have a firm foundation to build.
However, until recent reactions to some of the worst growth in the technical world, little progress has been seen with expectation that ethics education will be incorporated into technical education. There are few programs to improve the ethical knowledge of already working people. Continuing education focuses not on social skills, but mainly on acquiring new technical skills. There is no prompt fix for this problem. I can not believe that computer scientists working more closely with liberal arts liberal arts will clearly address these ethical concerns. However, it is clear that engineers have to deal with ethical issues quickly if they benefit from the wide range of public support they are currently enjoying.
2. Tech is often built with surprising ignorance to the user.
In recent years, the company has greatly increased respect for the technology industry, but this has often led to the treatment of people who deal with technology without fail. Technology creators are routinely treated as government agencies in various fields such as media, labor, transportation, infrastructure, politics, but we have no experience in these fields. But knowing how to make an iPhone application is not meant to understand the industry you have never worked before!
For the best technology creators, the community deeply and sincerely thinks is not to arbitrarily interrupt the functions of the established system, but to fulfill the true needs. Sometimes, however, new technologies are beyond these communities, and those who make these technologies have sufficient monetary and social resources to keep the flaws of their approach from breaking the ecological balance It is. In many cases, technology creators have sufficient funds to raise funds, especially if they are isolated from those affected by these mistakes, they may not realize the adverse effects of design flaws Yes. This is all about participation in the technical industry. That is, many of the most vulnerable communities among the teams developing new technologies are rarely expressed at all or not at all. Especially important for people at the edge.
3. The creator of the technology is not one person.
One of the most common expressions of technological innovation in popular culture is engineering in a dorm or garage called “Eureka”. – Create instant revolutionary innovation. It brings grassroots myths around people like Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs is known to “invented the iPhone” while it is the work of thousands of people. Indeed, Tech has always communicated the idea and value of the community that is the foundation of creators, and nearly all revolutionary moments are for years or decades that other people are trying to make similar products It is ahead.
The myth of “creative creator” is particularly disruptive, as it exacerbates the problem of exclusion that affects the entire technology industry. These individual genius depicted in the media rarely have diverse precedents as those of the actual community. While media companies can benefit from individual compensation and compensation, while encouraging educational institutions to build personal myths and encourage them to name themselves, creative stories are complex and many I am involved in people. We must be skeptical of all opposing stories.
4. Most technology does not come from startup or startup.
Only 15% of programmers are working at startup, but most employees are not even programmers in many large companies. Focusing on defining technology through the customs and culture of programmers who work for famous startups severely distorts how technology is perceived in society. Rather, the majority of people who create technology should think that working in an organization or institution is not a “technology”.
In addition, there are many small independent stores and family-run companies that develop their own websites, applications, or software, and many of the most talented programmers are technically skilled in the technology and challenges of these organizations It is favored by a powerful country. Famous. You should not erase the fact that startups are only a part of technology and we should not allow the extreme culture of many startups to distort the concept of technology.
5. Most large companies earn revenue in just three ways.
To understand how technology companies work, it is important to understand how technology companies earn money.
Advertisement: Google and Facebook acquire almost exclusively by selling information about you to advertisers. Almost all products are designed to extract as much information as possible and you can create more detailed profiles of actions and preferences. Promotions and social flows generated by advertising agencies are strongly recommended. Drag them to sites or apps that display more advertisements from these platforms. As most consumer internet companies rely on it, it is a monitoring-based business model. This is especially conspicuous.
Large enterprises: Some of the big companies (usually quite boring companies) such as Microsoft, Oracle, Sales Force, etc. have compensation from other large companies that need enterprise software, but use of easy-to-manage employees It is easy to hinder the way. Most of this technology is a pleasure to use, especially as customers are keen on employee management and monitoring, which is part of the most profitable technology companies.
Individual: Companies like Apple and Amazon wish to pay directly for their products and products sold in other companies’ businesses. (Although Amazon’s Web services are compatible with this large enterprise market) this is one of the simplest business models. When purchasing an iPhone or Kindle or when you join Spotify. Companies in this model tend to be the most powerful companies, as they do not depend on your employer’s advertisement and purchasing management.
That’s all. Every company in the industry is trying to do one of these three. You can see how they relate to these three business models and understand why they make decisions.