Tech has fundamentally changed our world. Where we go from here is up to us.
I understand that for my good intentions to actually matter, I must make myself accountable to my community.

I commit…

  • to take responsibility for what I create.
  • to only help create things I would want my loved ones to use.
  • to pause to consider all consequences of my work, intended as well as unintended.
  • to invite and act on criticism, even when it is painful.
  • to ask for help when I am uncertain if my work serves my community.
  • to always put humans before business, and to stand up against pressure to do otherwise, even at my own risk.
  • to never tolerate design for addiction, deception or control.
  • to help others understand and discuss the power and challenges of technology
  • to participate in the democratic process of regulating technology, even though it is difficult.
  • to fight for democracy and human rights, and to improve the institutions that protect them.
  • to work towards a more equal, inclusive and sustainable future for us all, following the United Nations global goals.
  • to always take care of what I start, and to fix what we break.

I take this pledge as an individual working to make tech a force for good in society, and I will challenge everyone I work with to do the same.

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The Tech Pledge was written by 150 people in tech gathering for Techfestival 150.
The Tech Pledge builds on previous years work,
The Copenhagen Letter and The Copenhagen Catalog.

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