How Tech Works

Tech is more important than ever, deeply affecting culture, politics and society. Given all the time we spend with our gadgets and apps, it’s essential to understand the principles that determine how they affect us. medium

Tech is not neutral.

Tech is not inevitable.

Most people in tech want to do good.

Tech history is poorly understood.

Most education omits ethical training.

Tech is often built ignorant about its users.

Never one single genius creator.

Most tech isn’t from startups.

Most tech makes money in one of three ways.

The economic model skews all of tech.

Tech is as much about fashion as function.

No institution can rein in tech’s abuses.