It’s 2019 and we now need technology almost as bad as we need oxygen. We might exaggerate for a greater effect – but you get the point. We’ve integrated all tech things in our day to day activities so much that unconsciously or not – with all the smartphones, smartwatches, smart TVs, smart toothbrushes, smart fridges – our whole life is a smart-life. And this is great…if used wisely!
The advantages of all technological advancements are huge and obvious. Not only talking about our gadgets and cool devices that make our chores and tasks easier or more fun. Especially talking about all the medical breakthroughs, facing and solving the environmental struggles, the law enforcement efficiency – the big players at the table. We’re lucky to be able to witness all of this and to enjoy all the benefits. We’re even luckier that we can actually be part of the technological movement and leave our mark on pieces of it.
But have you ever thought about how all of this has been influencing your core values? Have you – as a human being – changed or you’re just enjoying the benefits of it with no consequences? Are your choices based on the same principles and influenced by the same factors as 5 or 10 years ago? Or even better – are your choices looking like the ones your parents or grandparents made in similar circumstances?
Ethics of technology is a thing and it helps ensure an informed design and use of technologies while exploring the way they co-shape human values and ultimately induce value change. And Olya Kudina – Ethics & Technology Researcher – will join us in November to share her studies and her results on the matter. Are you curious about the effects of technology on your values, your choices, your beliefs? Let’s talk about all of this then at TEDxBucharest Metamorphosis, on 16 & 17 November! Tickets still available!
photography & retouch: Bogdan Mocanu, Oana Bardan - thebucharests.ro