The Path of The Humane Technologist 📚⚙

What Makes a Humane Technologist?

Max Loeffler

But what about the people creating the technology?

How’s their understanding of human nature? What’s their analysis on systemic marginalization? Are their choices free of hate and greed? What is the ideal anatomy of the type of person we want to trust and empower to build in this new way? How does such great transformation happen?

How Are We Doing At Nurturing The Next Generation of Technologists?

Cast of the HBO show Silicon Valley

“Human development and education are often the elephant in the room when it comes to calls for system-level change.” — Zak Stein

Despite the overwhelming success of The Social Dilemma and a myriad of organizing efforts by The Center for Humane Technology and grassroots supporters, Silicon Valley continues marching to the destructive beat of “move fast and break things.” High achieving youth are peak stoked about a career path that will both make them rich AND have the biggest impact.

CEO of OpenAI and the former president of Y Combinator believes we should go even faster 🤔 There is a lot to critique about this culture. I believe slowness is important medicine for Silicon Valley.

Exercise:

Let’s pretend you’re God/dess 🙏🏽

Eliash Strongowski

Proposing New Curricula

What is an alternative to the unicorn mindset? Zebras Unite offers a more ethical and inclusive alternative to unicorn culture that is killing us. Similarly, I don’t believe we get Zebra companies without Zebra people.
Please fill out this form if you are interested in engaging with or supporting a curriculum like this, or have feedback and ideas to share! I am in the process of prototyping content and experiences throughout 2021.
Indicators of Wellbeing that JumpScale analyzes in developing a treatment plan. The curriculum I’m proposing is a more technologist-focused version, with a special focus on idea and early stage founders.

A New Story Of Success

Mark Henson
Joshua Mays

“All that you touch, You Change.

All that you Change, Changes you.”

How much are you willing to be changed?

Next Steps

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  1. Online Course. Building out the curriculum outlined above and running an online training this year for humane technologists. I am open to co-developing this with individuals and/or organizations that share a similar vision. What do you think ought to be in the syllabus?
  2. Community of Practice. Activating a “Regenerative Creating Circle” for a small group of idea stage founders who are ready to embark on a learning journey together in order to practice creating in a new way. This may involve cycling through some of the course material in #1. More details here.
  3. Individual Support. Offering personalized coaching and consulting to founders and teams. I am also available to customize retreats in Northern California (this spring) and the New York Area (summer and fall).
  4. Humane Technologist Fellowship. Creating new pathways for young people to engage with curricula like this, a la the Thiel Fellowship.

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Andrew Murray Dunn

Andrew Murray Dunn

Regenerative Tech | Business | Culture | Life. Co-founder @getsiempo, Digital Wellness Collective, @Wharton Wisdom. www.andrewmurraydunn.com