The exponential rise of tech is a given. Governments are a given. The police and security services are a given. I’m not sure it helps to simply say, “we can’t sell X to Y because we are not 100% sure that everything X does with Y will be for the public good” (especially in situations where the use of X will be for the public good in the vast majority…
Thanks for the comment (my first one on Medium so I owe you a pint!).
I take your point about not starting with the solution (although I happen to prefer to characterise both AWS and Azure as platforms on which solutions can be built, rather than as the solution themselves, which is a little different). But I fundamentally…
London specifically said: “a lack of corporate responsibility” caused Uber to lose it’s license.
Well, not exactly. London didn’t say that (how could it). One organisation, Transport for London, said that. Londoners appear to be split on the matter. From the UK Guardian newspaper:
but if I discount my future-self too much I incorrectly skew the cost-benefit analysis in favour of getting another drink anyway
Yup… and, presumably, the level of incorrect skew goes up with each drink consumed :-)
Just got the last of my 29 G-Cloud 9 services done after 2 12-hour days and a Saturday morning. And I was just finishing things off — most of the hard work had already been done by others in the team. Still need to submit the actual service description and pricing documents but at least all those poxy questionnaire responses that no-one will ever read are now submitted! :-)