I am a Digital Ethicist, writing about Emerging Technology and Ethics
I study how people and organisations can best design emerging technology to shape the futures they want to create. A childhood spent asking ‘why’ led me eventually to study Law, where I became most interested by legal philosophy – the general principles that drive the rules that govern the societies we live in. I’ve spent most of my career working in technology – either as an entrepreneur selling technology to Banks, or working for Banks buying from start-ups. Working in Financial Services has taught me a great deal about mission-critical technology design, life as an entrepreneur has focussed me on just getting the job done. Holding the balance between these lines of tension is where I work now. I see a bright future for us if we can get this balance right, technology can help us get there – but not without lots of critical thinking. That’s why my writing is aimed at asking questions, exploring difficulties, and provoking debate.