Principles for ethical technology use

James Cameron quozl at
Tue Oct 29 18:35:10 EDT 2013

Before sending a mail, writing code, editing a Wiki page, releasing an
activity, or pressing enter on IRC;


1.  [...] would it be alright if everyone did it?

2.  Is this going to harm or dehumanise anyone, even people I don’t
know and will never meet?

3.  Do I have the informed consent of those who will be affected?

If the answer to any of these questions is “no”, then it is arguably
unethical to do it.


Quote is from the middle of an article by a lecturer in applied ethics
& socio-technical studies:

(don't look at me as good at this, but do tell me on failure!)

James Cameron

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