Friday, June 10, 2011

Damon Horowitz calls for a "moral operating system"

I really like the way Horowitz is calling for a focus on basic philosophy as a means of guiding our decisions on how we should use our new technologies.   This talk ties in nicely with a piece in the New Yorker I heard about through the latest Common Sense podcast from Dan Carlin. The article quotes a crypto-mathematician, Bill Binney, who developed software called ThinThread used by the US security services as deeply regretting his involvement. I wonder if a better understanding of basic philosophy would of helped him make better decisions...

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