Technology Is Political

For a while now in the tech scene, we've been struggling with people wanting their favourite technology stack or company to stay apolitical. Some raised their voices but the big majority have ignored the situation. During the Ukraine invasion by Russia, we've seen many more approve of technology being used to cripple Russia. I hope this helps people realise that technology IS political whether they like it or not and that the electronics they use might be the cause of a war in another country, or the algorithms they use might be the segregation in another. We are smart people, let's not be fooled about people telling us that we can completely compartmentalize our lives and keep our tech free of politics.

At the same time, I hope we understand the limits between using technology as a weapon, and respecting people's basic needs.