Programmers Need a Hippocratic Oath

Ethics training and oversight should be mandatory for software engineers

Tyler Elliot Bettilyon
OneZero

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IImagine you’re laying in a hospital bed. You don’t remember how you got there, but the searing pain in your stomach tells you that something has gone wrong. A doctor appears from the corner of your view and says, “Oh good, you’re awake.” They go on to inform you that you had a…

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Tyler Elliot Bettilyon
OneZero

A curious human on a quest to watch the world learn. I teach computer programming and write about software’s overlap with society and politics. www.tebs-lab.com