Join Ethics In Technology for our reception and comedy night in San Francisco on May 17th.
6 to 7 PM. Reception hosted by Ethics In Technology a new non-profit based in San Francisco.
Brett Wilkins, Independent Journalist and Board Member of Ethics In Technology will be presenting Bug Splat.
Bugsplat: Can Technology Really Make War Less Deadly for Civilians?
There is a school of thought that posits advances in technology will make war less deadly for innocent civilians. But is that really true? We’ll examine the notion that “smart,” “precision” and other technologies have made armed conflicts less dangerous for civilians by looking at case studies from decades of US wars in the Middle East and beyond.
We will be showing the Movie “Drone”- Directed by Tonje Hessen Schei and Produced by Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare
Bob Chandra has worked in high-tech since 1996; serving in Product Management roles for Twitter, Amazon, and Walmart Global E-Commerce. His talk is on the commercialization of military weapons including technologies such as Active Guardian (a pain beam used for crowd control) and LRAD (a long range acoustic weapon that produces ear splitting targeted sound). These weapons have made their way into private markets and can be purchased by anyone with sufficient finds, with very few state of federal regulations. The talk will delve into this new generation of Frequency Weapons, how they work, their potential for harm, instances of usage among civilians and what must be done to prevent putting the civilian population at risk from such weapons.
Our comedian for the evening is Will Durst- “Quite possibly the best political satirist working in the country today.” NY Times. The Boston Globe: “A modern day Will Rogers.”
San Francisco Examiner: “Heir apparent to Mort Sahl & Dick Gregory.”
Vahid Razavi is the host of previous NSA Comedy Shows and Big Tech Comedy Roast. Previously employed at Amazon and many tech firms in the Valley. Author of a new book Ethics In Tech and Lack Thereof. Copies of the book will be shared with the audience for a small donation.
All net proceeds to benefit Ethics In Technology a new 501 (c)3 organization.