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  1. Apr 2022
    1. The Network Society is our soci-ety, a society made of individuals, businesses and state operating fromthe local, national and into the international arena.

      Focus on policy development w.r.t. tech, innovation, organizational reform, and modernization in the public sector.

    1. No individuals exemplify the spectacular growth of the wealth of the top 0.01 percent of earners better than the masters of Silicon Valley.

      Let's consider the notions of social capital, social class, and social equity.

    2. ave made to all three of these problems

      accountability is seemingly fading from the social contract.

  2. Mar 2022
    1. appropriate authorities


    2. professionals should not misrepresent an organization's policies or procedures, and should not speak on behalf of an organization unless authorized to do so.

      we must realize we only speak on behalf of ourselves. To speak on behalf of an organization requires explicit permission / aauthorization.

    3. commitments should be honored.

      Professionals Keep their word.

    4. 1.6 Respect privacy.

      Privacy has never been a right, and seemingly more frequently this fact becomes apparent

    5. professionals should not claim private ownership of work that they or others have shared as public resources.

      looking at the script kiddies browsing solutions on stack overflow

    6. professionals should not unduly oppose reasonable uses of their intellectual works.

      Keyword: Reasonable

    7. Developing new ideas, inventions, creative works, and computing artifacts creates value for society, and those who expend this effort should expect to gain value from their work.

      This should go without saying but, creators deserve fair compensation for not only their product, but their efforts as well.

    8. Computing professionals should adhere to the principles of the Code and contribute to improving them. Computing professionals who recognize breaches of the Code should take actions to resolve the ethical issues they recognize, including, when reasonable, expressing their concern to the person or persons thought to be violating the Code.

      Adherence, improvement, breaches

    9. Continual monitoring of how society is using a system will allow the organization or group to remain consistent with their ethical obligations outlined in the Code. When appropriate standards of care do not exist, computing professionals have a duty to ensure they are developed.

      Stewardship , duty, responsibility

    10. he simplest computer systems have the potential to impact all aspects of society when integrated with everyday activities such as commerce, travel, government, healthcare, and education.

      All it takes is one unlocked 'door'

    11. professionals should assist system users in monitoring the operational viability of their computing systems, and help them understand that timely replacement of inappropriate or outdated features or entire systems may be needed.

      Operational Viability

    12. alternatives are unacceptably risky or impractical, the developer should assist stakeholders' graceful migration from the system to an alternative

      Keywords - Graceful migration to an alternative

    13. oftware updates have an impact on the productivity of users and the quality of their work.

      All changes from an administrative POV, have an impact on the end user regardless of intent. User POV or rather UX with respect to endpoint administration & use should always be a consideration when changing systems.

    14. rofessionals should be fully aware of the dangers of oversimplified approaches, the improbability of anticipating every possible operating condition, the inevitability of software errors, the interactions of systems and their contexts, and other issues related to the complexity of their profession—and thus be confident in taking on responsibilities for the work that they do.

      Nothing Is perfect, but that doesn't mean we stop striving for perfection.

    15. In cases where misuse or harm are predictable or unavoidable, the best option may be to not implement the system.

      Pandora's box scenario,

    16. Computing professionals are in a position of trust, and therefore have a special responsibility to provide objective, credible evaluations and testimony to employers, employees, clients, users, and the public.
    17. nterests of multiple groups conflict, the needs of those less advantaged should be given increased attention and priority.

      Keyword being 'should' - lets recall : https://www.theverge.com/2013/10/31/5052962/google-and-samsung-sued-for-patent-infringement-by-major-tech-consortium-rockstar

      The basis for the claim of infringement is : https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/35/271

      Advantage was not a consideration.

    18. Contribute to society and to human well-being, acknowledging that all people are stakeholders in computing.

      I believe this helps instil a sense of civic duty within the core ethical principals we can expect from I.T. Professionals.

      -> "Affirms an obligation to use their skills for the benefit of society ... promoting fundamental human rights and protecting each individuals right to autonomy."

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    1. DeFi requires regulation in order to achieve its coreobjective of decentralization

      core supposition

    2. In this article we introduceDeFi, put DeFi in the context of the traditional financial economy, connect DeFi to openbanking, and end with some policy considerations.

      Let's set a baseline shall we?

    1. There is an age-old difference between, on the onehand, science/theory and, on the other, technology/praxis/action

      the distinction does need to be made so fair point, the labels of; Science/Theory and, Technology/Praxis/Action help us organize our ideas into the categories of passive and active

  4. Feb 2022
    1. Immanuel Kant thought that the way we process the information provided by our senses was an important component of knowledge.

      Knowledge obtained via sensory input may vary based on which sense is obtaining the knowledge. For instance, olfactory senses may provide more vivid recollections than auditory or visual senses. This is also likely to vary from individual to individual based on how 'sharp' (so to speak) their senses are in conjunction with one-another

    2. We can see the shape of a tree, or we could close our eyes and infer the shape through touch, but in either case, or even combining the two, we are relying on our senses to impart an understanding of the physical world.

      Through use of compounded sensory abilities we're able to rely on our senses to turn our understanding of a given object, along with what we are presented with, to understand what is 'real'.

    3. It is hard to imagine a world that exists outside of what we can perceive. In the effort to get through each day without crashing our cars or some other calamity, we make assumptions about the objects in our physical world. Their continuity, their behavior.

      recognition that perceptions are unique to the individual. While we are able to have shared experiences and perceptions that does not necessarily mean they are the same. In fact our perceptions can be quite contrary to our peers.

    4. Our understanding of, and interaction with, the world comes through particular constructs of the human body – eyes, ears, fingers, etc. Most people intuitively understand the subjectivity of some of our perceptions.

      The sources of perception, our sensory abilities forms the basis of our constructed perception.