People might actually use this
1: Today’s technology forms much of our social and labour infrastructure.
2: Current mainstream technology has the business model of surveillance capitalism.
3: Technology inherits the biases of its creators.
4: Technology has a huge impact on society and democracy.
5: These are systemic issues.
We can’t pretend that technology can fix issues with people. (It can’t.)
But we can build ethical technology as an alternative to mainstream technology.
We can give people the choice.
To make something better, we have to actively reject the status quo.
We must continually challenge our own work.
What is wrong with today’s decentralised technology?
What are we building?
They’re all for people.
So we should design it and build it like someone might actually use it.
Funding model
The funding model is the seed.
This is why *where* the funding comes from is important.
We don’t just have to avoid building harmful technology, we have to actively work to build something positive.
Ethical Design Manifesto
Back to those seeds.
The core of our fruit contains its most vital features
Giving people the option to sell their own data is not privacy.
Consent is impossible.
Free and open
Free and open
Respects human rights
Respect and protect civil liberties.
Reduce inequity. Benefit democracy.
Once we’ve got a product that respects human rights, we can move on to the flesh of our fruit.
Making products that actually work.
Respects human effort
Respects human experience
Delight is not decoration.
Many products look delightful on the outside
But you don’t want to take a bite of that fruit
Ethical Design
That is our Ethical Design Manifesto
Give me actions
1: Listen.
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2: Introspect.
3: Include.
4: Support.
5: Elevate.
Thank you.