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A lightning talk on ethics to kick off Techfestival
Copenhagen, Denmark | 1 September 2018
Highland Park High School Math Club
1969
"There is no reason for
any individual to have
a computer in his home."
Ken Olsen
Founder, Digital Equipment Corp.
1977
TRS-80
1977
Apple II
1977
IBM PC
1981
Apple Macintosh
1984
"There is no reason for
any individual to have
a computer in his home."
Ken Olsen
Founder, Digital Equipment Corp.
1977
Bu...
With power comes responsibility…
What are “morals”?
What are “ethics”?
“Morals” “Ethics”
“The beliefs I
have accepted.”
“How I practice
these beliefs.”
Internal External
“Thou shalt not kill.”
“Do no evil”
“Make money”
“Make money”
“Do no evil”
“Make money”
“Keep the government off our back”
The Copenhagen Letter
Taking a moral stand
The Copenhagen Letter
Today, over 4,400 people have signed.
These aren’t merely Facebook likes.
These signatures represent...
• Privacy
• Security
• Intellectual property rights
plus
• Diversity
• Inclusion
• Transparency
Key ethical issues today
• Is this right?
• Is this respectful?
• Is this responsible?
• Is this fair?
• Is this legal?
Questions we always need to...
• What can we do differently?
• What are the questions we should be asking?
New questions to consider
https://copenhagenletter.org/
Join us!
Skål!
The FatDUX Group ApS
Strandøre 15
2100 Copenhagen
Denmark
Office: (+45) 39 29 07 07
Mobil: (+45) 20 12 88 44
Twitter: @elr...
Copenhagen letter lightning talk at Techfestival 2018
Copenhagen letter lightning talk at Techfestival 2018
Copenhagen letter lightning talk at Techfestival 2018
Copenhagen letter lightning talk at Techfestival 2018
Copenhagen letter lightning talk at Techfestival 2018
Copenhagen letter lightning talk at Techfestival 2018
Copenhagen letter lightning talk at Techfestival 2018
Copenhagen letter lightning talk at Techfestival 2018
Copenhagen letter lightning talk at Techfestival 2018
Copenhagen letter lightning talk at Techfestival 2018
Copenhagen letter lightning talk at Techfestival 2018
Copenhagen letter lightning talk at Techfestival 2018
Copenhagen letter lightning talk at Techfestival 2018
Copenhagen letter lightning talk at Techfestival 2018
Copenhagen letter lightning talk at Techfestival 2018
Copenhagen letter lightning talk at Techfestival 2018
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Copenhagen letter lightning talk at Techfestival 2018

  1. 1. A lightning talk on ethics to kick off Techfestival Copenhagen, Denmark | 1 September 2018
  2. 2. Highland Park High School Math Club 1969
  3. 3. "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home." Ken Olsen Founder, Digital Equipment Corp. 1977
  4. 4. TRS-80 1977
  5. 5. Apple II 1977
  6. 6. IBM PC 1981
  7. 7. Apple Macintosh 1984
  8. 8. "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home." Ken Olsen Founder, Digital Equipment Corp. 1977 But that was then…
  9. 9. With power comes responsibility…
  10. 10. What are “morals”? What are “ethics”?
  11. 11. “Morals” “Ethics” “The beliefs I have accepted.” “How I practice these beliefs.”
  12. 12. Internal External
  13. 13. “Thou shalt not kill.”
  14. 14. “Do no evil” “Make money”
  15. 15. “Make money” “Do no evil”
  16. 16. “Make money” “Keep the government off our back”
  17. 17. The Copenhagen Letter Taking a moral stand
  18. 18. The Copenhagen Letter Today, over 4,400 people have signed. These aren’t merely Facebook likes. These signatures represent a commitment.
  19. 19. • Privacy • Security • Intellectual property rights plus • Diversity • Inclusion • Transparency Key ethical issues today
  20. 20. • Is this right? • Is this respectful? • Is this responsible? • Is this fair? • Is this legal? Questions we always need to ask
  21. 21. • What can we do differently? • What are the questions we should be asking? New questions to consider
  22. 22. https://copenhagenletter.org/ Join us!
  23. 23. Skål!
  24. 24. The FatDUX Group ApS Strandøre 15 2100 Copenhagen Denmark Office: (+45) 39 29 07 07 Mobil: (+45) 20 12 88 44 Twitter: @elreiss er@fatdux.com www.fatdux.com Eric Reiss can (usually) be found at:

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