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The Responsibility We Have As Software Engineers

Ben Adida (via Ole Begemann and Eryn Wells):

We, software engineers, have superpowers most people don’t remotely understand. The trust society places in us is growing so rapidly that the only thing that looks even remotely similar is the trust placed in doctors. Except, most people have a pretty good idea of the trust they’re placing in their doctor, while they have almost no idea that every time they install an app, enter some personal data, or share a private thought in a private electronic conversation, they’re trusting a set of software engineers who have very little in the form of ethical guidelines.

Update (2015-05-24): Comments on Hacker News.

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"We, software engineers, have superpowers most people don’t remotely understand."

Do these superpowers include replacing spewed-on keyboards?

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