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The 10 Moral Questions All Tech Creators Should Ask (and Answer) Before Creating New Technology.

What if we answered the following questions before creating new technology?

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Am I aware humans are a part of a larger seva system?

One word: One world

Bewildered Universe PIA0360-A by Teddy Lo in collaboration with Michael Spranger

LED, ink, paint, light sequential controller, rj45 cable and electrical wires, power supply, Entrada rag paper, wood and glass.

Original print size is 611mm x 488mm. Integrated framed piece 837mm x 714mm x 105mm

02

To what extent is my awareness of our interconnectedness built into this technology so as not to cause anyone or anything suffering? 

One word: Interdependency 

Wisdom Poem by Jeff Dagbo

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How does my creation nurture the freedom of discovery? 

One word: Curiosity

Discovery of Realities by Eva Simone Lihotzky

Multimedia installation

04

Am I (or is someone) able to shut it off? 

One word: Continuity

Addiction by Irina Lerman

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05

What is the worst that can happen if my technology is operated with an evil purpose?

One word: (Ab)Use or foolproof

APOE/FOXO3 by Sven Körber

Photography

40cm x 60cm

06

What will our grandchildren think about the impact of this creation on such thing as planetary boundaries, the universe and the dignity of the earth's inhabitants? 

One word: Trans-generational

Copper Mine by Tom Hegen

Photography

240cm x 180cm

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How does my tech creation encourage people to interact with integrity? 

One word: Integrity

Unfinished (2020) by Roman Lipski

Acrylic on canvas

150cm x 200cm

08

Do I truly understand how my technology works and am I willing to invest in making that transparent to educate all stakeholders? 

One word: Transparency

Daylily by Hayley Sawyer

Photography

59.4cm x 84.1cm

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09

Have I designed my creation to avoid further inequity, and fragmentation of needs or desires?

One word: Inclusiveness

Watch Me by Zhé Wang

3-Channel video installation

10

Does the moral value of my creation depend on its outcome? 

One word: Ethical

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall -- What is Moral For Us All? 

by Q Collective

Found mirror

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