Damn right, Silicon Valley needs to be schooled. A reply to Christian Madsbjerg.
thanks for sharing your thoughts. A renaissance of humanistic values in practice is much needed, indeed.
“What Silicon Valley is missing is an understanding of people”.
I would actually go a step further and state:
In the first place, Silicon Valley is not interested in understanding other people.
The entire model behind most Silicon Valley companies is an intensification of capitalist thinking: uber-capitalism.
Uber-captialists have a rather egocentric attitude: they are focused on maximizing profits- their own and their investors’.
The debate around the power of platforms has provided many relevant arguments to consider in this context.
Also most of what has been previously elaborated around The Ethics of Algorithms supports your thesis. During an event at TU Berlin a few years back, one participant stated:
“You can get through a computer...
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