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Xing Wang

Interesting take on choosing technology based on its creator's morals.

I think many art, music, scientific or technology we use and depend on everyday are often made by people, whose morals or opinions may not be what you would agree to (especially viewed from modern lens.). Examples, many famous scientists support eugentics, most founding father of USA are slave owners.

But I think the scienctific or technology discoveries still stands on their own merit. Because if that particular person didn't create/discover them, someone else will/would have.

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James Author

Hi, fair point and poses a valid question, if the creator of a thing is long gone does that affect a moral decision to appreciate or use a thing?

Ethics seems like a very difficult area of discussion, but one I would welcome as I feel I need to educate myself.

I appreciate it is also somewhat of a luxury and that some people do not have time or resources to consider this. Sometimes you just need to build something and pick the best tools without considering the producer of those tools.