Computing, Climate Change, and All Our Relationships by Nabil Hassein – Deconstruct
There are numerous quotes in this piece by Bret Victor, What Can a Technologist Do About Climate Change, quoting some of these scientists talking about the role that they played in World War II. And I’m sitting here like, did we learn anything, as a community, from these physicists? Are we going to build another atom bomb and put it into the hands of these people? I don’t want to do that. I don’t want us to do that.
And so due to the differing interests of these different groups, I think this question, how are all of your relationships— I wish I was able to have a good relationship with everyone. I wish I could. I wish. But when I think about the clash of interests, it’s simply not possible. How could you have a good relationship with an agent of the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and also have a good relationship with an immigrant who they’re deporting? Now what kind of sense does that make?