‘From Technologist to Philosopher’

Plato and Aritotle“What is the point of a comfortable living if you don’t know what the humanities have taught us about living well?”

… having a more humanistic sensibility has made me a much better technologist than I was before. I no longer see the world through the eyes of a machine—through the filter of what we are capable of reducing to its logical foundations. I am more aware of how the products we build shape the culture we are in. I am more attuned to the ethical implications of our decisions. And I no longer assume that machines can solve all of our problems for us. The task of thinking is still ours.

From Technologist to Philosopher: Why you should quit your technology job and get a Ph.D. in the humanities, by Damon Horowitz

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