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Foundations of Humane Technology - Course completed

Back in January (has it been that long!) I completed the Foundations of Humane Technology course from the Center of Humane Technology . You may have heard of them, they made the Netflix Documentary " The Social Dilemma ". If you haven't watched the movie, it's well worth a watch, delving into the often devastating impacts of Social Media. The course explored how to build technology in a more responsible way to minimise the harmful consequences of the technology you build. It's perfect for technology oriented Product owners and developers like myself, requiring us to think about externalities and unintended consequences, and aligning our values with the products we build. I was made to reflect on how technology has impacted me personally, and realised how my health, cognition and attention were impacted by technology overuse. I was obliged to acknowledge that I am very privileged and lucky, I don’t have any major accessibility issues and my demographic allows me t

The Future of Money - Our Next Evolution

The Corruption of Monetary Motivation Everywhere I look I see the corruption caused by monetary motivation. Where there is poverty or low incomes, people will do whatever they can to make a few bucks, whatever the human or social cost. And who can blame them, when their environment fosters survival-of-the-fittest self preservation? In many ways, poverty reflects how society has failed to evolve far from its animal origins. Where people have comfortable incomes, you will find apathy in abundance. People are so enslaved by the treadmill of ever increasing work and consumption they remain oblivious to the world outside their bubbles — a world of nature, real social interaction, better health, abundant free-time, and the possibility of a better society. Mind destroying TV and pitiful politics keep them entertained in so called comfort . Where there is wealth, you’re almost certain to find selfish affluence , inefficiency and irresponsible waste . In business itself, we see corrupt practic