We tend to assume that technology is neutral, but is it? Behind every technology, there is a human being. Beliefs, opinions, ideologies are inevitably going to be part of what we create.
Neutrality is inefficient in our world. We take decisions based on frameworks of individual beliefs and social codes. Those are the lens through which we see the world. They allow us to act and respond to our environment efficiently. Inevitably we will have to create frameworks for our “smart” machines, but how will we do that successfully?
At interaction16, Simone Rebaudengo held an inspiring and very entertaining talk on “smart frictions” where he explored the ethical dilemmas we will increasingly face with our “smart” technologies. His fictional design approach is absolutely ingenious. Here are 2 projects he mentioned in his talk. Enjoy!