Hi Jessica, thanks for writing. From one tech employee to another, I totally understand your reservations about working in the industry. I started working for a tech company with many of the same aspirations and positive views as yourself but I’ve now come to many of the same conclusions that you cite here in this article. I’ve found that the positive aspects of tech companies are balanced by a lack of reflection over the privileged position these companies maintain in society. The development of nascent technologies is fundamentally shaping the trajectory of the entire species and I don’t think enough importance is placed on this fact. (By the way I really enjoy your style of writing, great use of analogies). Peace.

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