[ExI] [Extropolis] New project for EFF (maybe)

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Fri Dec 15 00:44:14 UTC 2023

On Thu, Dec 14, 2023 at 4:42 PM Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 14, 2023 at 3:31 PM Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat
> <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> >
> > I am not aware of any industry, save certain government institutions
> where ethics (or lack thereof) demonstrably impacts performance, where
> there is both a large labor force and enough workers who care about ethics
> to meaningfully enforce ethics.
> The military is a government institution where people are *required*
> to disobey certain orders.  But you are correct.

The military is one example I was thinking of.  Judges are another.

> Perhaps the AI business makes this the time to pass laws protecting
> programmers who are ordered to do unethical work.

Something akin to whistleblower protection laws?  Perhaps, but those don't
seem to work so well in practice, do they?
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