Ok. Morality theories. Utilitarianism (ONLY VALUE IS MAXIMUM ROI) is flawed as it’s not possible to determine maximum utility. Deontological (OBLIGATION, RULE BASED) ethics is flawed since people lie. Looking at Holly M Smith’s work, which she calls: “Applicability Demand”: I’d call it “Affordances” but I think she adds important nuance specific to morality. It’s principles-based, has GO/NO-GO path and is pragmatic. Good balance. 1. Ability in the narrow sense to use a moral principle as a decision guide 2. Narrow usability as an action guide: 3. Epistemic ability to perform an act: 4. Ability in the broad sense to use a moral principle as a decision guide: 5. Broad usability as an action guide:

Ok. Morality theories.

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Well I’m old-school Internet; before the public floodgates were opened; and the Queen of the Computer – Admiral Dr. Grace Hopper, inventor of COBOL, wrote the first computer compiler (back when her bosses all said, ‘computers are for math not English!”) was constantly on the fight against programmers who always tried to keep code to themselves; and being in the powerful positions she managed to put herself into, she mandated code sharing; and it was a rare sharing of information between militaries and universities they enjoyed for a good 40+ years, thanks to her. Would I join it? Naw. I’d make my own religion first. But in general, yeah I agree with the idea. :)

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It’s mindblowing how much living, significance, history and memory can take place in a mappable area. A single item at a certain time on a point that’s in this map but invisible to it can hold great significance to the people who were in that place, at that time, behind the walls of mapped but enclosed spaces.

 

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