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“Platforms and algorithms that promised to improve our lives can actually magnify our worst human tendencies and those of us who believe in technology's potential for good must not shrink from this moment.”
Tim Cook, CEO APPLE INC.
SILICON VALLEY NEEDS SOME TOUGH LOVE -
ASAP.
Every new industry lucky enough to survive eventually reaches a crisis point.
Call it an adolescent rite of passage: it's the moment when practitioners take to heart past screw-ups, choose to abandon wild-west abandon, and commit to acting like adults.
It's high time silicon valley do just that.
WE AIM TO:
REFORM THE TECH INDUSTRY
codify its standards
and certify its practitioners
ITS TIME FOR TECH TO BECOME A PROFESSION.
It's time for tech to go from rogue to pro.
This won't be the first time humans reclaimed an unruly trade that was harming people, and tamed it for the sake of humanity. Medicine was once a wild west. Engineering underwent a revolution of self-regulation in the 20th century.
And here's where we are now:
Medicine and engineering are professions, with near-universal norms and standards. Doctors and engineers helped lead that change. Because they knew they had to protect not only the people who came in contact with the scalpel the surgeon holds, or the bridge the engineer built, but also the surgeons and the engineers themselves, from the constant demands of faster, cheaper, always more more more.
Medicine and engineering, poorly practiced, can harm people. And so, we've learned, can technology.
We’re a grassroots effort.
We could use your support.
We’re planning a major summit of tech insiders, dissidents and outsiders to chart a new course — and we could use your help.
Help fund Pivot now
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It’s going to take a diverse community of concerned citizens including social scientists, biologists, artists, historians, psychologists, anthropologists and, of course, technologists to (re)make the internet for a more human age. We need as many people on board as possible.
If you think you can help, have any questions, or want to share your thoughts, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line.