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“Good engineers and tech ethicists have long argued that technologists, especially those who have a lot of means and the power to build real things and have massive impact, need to be more conscious of the harm that their technologies can cause, and work to mitigate it,” Raicu explained. “In this context, a few lines of Luckey's blog post read like parody.
“He seems to envision this only as part of a kind of high-stakes game one would play with oneself,” Raicu added. “He is missing the forest of the real world for the trees of the digital one.”
Irina Raicu, director of internet ethics, quoted by The Daily Beast.
Nov 9, 2022