The Keynote that Shocked Me

I’m not dissing solar panels…

Why techies have power

Why we need to wield our power

How should we wield it?

Why don’t we use our powers?

  1. Most of us never think about being in a polluting industry because we never think about servers (serverless anyone)? Servers exist in huge numbers, they require electricity and we often use them really inefficiently. We wouldn’t leave the hot tap running but we leave servers powered up and under-utilised because they are invisible.
  2. I suspect many of us live in a constant fog of imposter syndrome in which we worry that eating too many biscuits in the tearoom is going to get us fired. We therefore lack the confidence to even hint that we might want to see a small change in the way our employer operates. We cannot afford to feel this way. We are highly educated, free, self-aware, relatively healthy, well-paid and secure humans. If we don’t say anything then who will?

Can we just go to the cloud?



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Anne Currie

Anne Currie


SciFi author interested in tech, engineering, science, art, SF, economics, psychology, startups. Chaotic evil.