WELCOME TO PIVOT FOR HUMANITY
WE ARE A NON-PROFIT CREATED FOR A SINGULAR PURPOSE: professionalize Silicon Valley so as to build a more responsible, ETHICAL, ACCOUNTABLE INTERNET.
Silicon Valley and the tech industry need a humanitarian intervention.
We're organizing one. Join us.
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Professionalization (Noun),
pre- fesh- ne- le- zā- shen:
1. The transformation a trade undergoes as it adopts codified, universal ethical standards, and respected institutions to enforce those standards.
"JUST LIKE MEDICINE, THE LAW & ENGINEERING,
SOCIAL TECH NEEDS TO PROFESSIONALIZE."
SILICON VALLEY NEEDS SOME TOUGH LOVE -
ASAP.
Every new industry lucky enough to survive eventually reaches a crisis point.
Call it an adolescent rite of passage: it's the moment when practitioners take to heart past screw-ups, choose to abandon wild-west abandon, and commit to acting like adults.
It's high time silicon valley do just that.
WE AIM TO:
REFORM
THE TECH INDUSTRY
codify
its standards and
certify
its practitioners
WE'VE DONE THIS BEFORE.
This won't be the first time humans reclaimed an unruly trade that was harming people, and tamed it for the sake of humanity. Medicine was once a wild west. Engineering underwent a revolution of self-regulation in the 20th century.
And here's where we are now:
Medicine and engineering are professions, with near-universal norms and standards. Doctors and engineers helped lead that change. Because they knew they had to protect not only the people who came in contact with the scalpel the surgeon holds, or the bridge the engineer built, but also the surgeons and the engineers themselves, from the constant demands of faster, cheaper, always more more more.
Medicine and engineering, poorly practiced, can harm people. And so, we've learned, can technology.
It's time for tech to go from rogue to pro.
IT'S TIME FOR TECHNOLOGY TO BECOME A PROFESSION
We're a grassroots effort.
We could use your support.
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