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We’re overhauling the energy system about an order of magnitude too slowly. People don't realise what that means in terms of manpower, money, steel, cement, glass, ...
Mourning the loss of an amazing professor, human and social psychologist @J_Cacioppio. I remember learning about "elaboration likelihood model" in college, and reading his more recent work on "loneliness." Deepest condolences to his family.
Great thread by @yonatanzunger on the need for Computer Science to have its moment of ethical enlightenment, in same way that our excitement for Biology, Chemistry, Engineering went through ethical wake-up after disasters too. @upside is right: we need a Union of Concerned Tech.
@yonatanzunger @lizthegrey @LeaKissner @avflox @anildash @amac We’ve used Pugwash and Russell-Einstein and a number of other physics ethical reckonings in our (still early) thinking about this at @data4democracy, and @tristanharris at Center for Humane Tech. Would love to chat more; I came from quant finance, which has also had reckonings.
@yonatanzunger @LeaKissner @ARVRRob @carologic As a journalist, I feel very strongly about this fail mode. That's not the only one. I talk about some others in this essay: https://t.co/Iw79La25a9
Designing for Coziness https://t.co/29J9KZGwtw
@yonatanzunger This is the part that bugs me about our profession being called "engineers".
Every goddamn non-CS engineer I know thinks *deeply* about consequences, and ethics, failure modes, etc. We've outsourced it to a subgroup of our profession. (And we don't always respect them, either)
Yusanat Tway, Humboldt 11th grader, was selected by Minnesota State High School League is as one of the 2018 ExCEL Award recipients! She's a leader at Humboldt and volunteers in our community! She models our Hawk pride! @SPPS_News https://t.co/IohS6O4D4f
Three package bombs have struck Austin's Black and Latino neighborhoods, killing and injuring people whose families were prominent in their communities — and active in the fight for racial justice. https://t.co/VqxhBQjLes
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