Dark Underbellies

When I got a degree in Computer Science, they didn’t require us to take a technology ethics course. There might not have even been a technology ethics course offered.

But the industry has learned about what happens when you graduate years and years of people that don’t think about this truth:

Every technology has a dark underbelly.

If you build tech, and especially if you manage product, you have to get used to thinking in this way. Here are some examples to help:

There are some simple techniques to help you build out this list for the product you are working on:

If you build product, you must be aware of the dark underbelly if you want to avoid accidentally being unethical.