July 24, 2022Well-being & Health
Tech culture needs an upgrade. To enter a world where all technology is humane, we need to replace old assumptions with deeper understanding of how to add value to people’s lives.
Rebuilding the system
Technology is Never Neutral.
We are constructing the social world.
Seeing in Terms of Human Vulnerabilities.
The human brain is inherently vulnerable.
Shifting Product Culture.
Culture change is necessary and hard.
Creating Market Conditions for Humane Technology
This paradigm shift requires a marketplace that rewards humane technology.
How to create humane technology
Obsess over Values
Instead of obsessing over engagement metrics.
Strengthen Existing Brilliance
Instead of assuming more technology is always the answer.
Make the Invisible Visceral.
Instead of assuming harms are edge cases.
Enable Wise Choices
Instead of assuming more choice is always better.
Instead of vying for attention.
Bind Growth with Responsibility.
Instead of maximizing growth.
These six principles for Humane Technologists have been developed by the Center for Humane Technology, as tools for technologists to create better tech.