ZDNet – Silicon Valley take note: you can be successful in tech and make the world a better place, too.
Tech is getting a pretty bad press right now, blamed for everything from widening gaps between parts of society to turning us into a bunch of passive consumers, craving the buzz we get from another social media like.
And it’s true: until very recently, the big tech companies spent much more effort on growing their empires than considering the impact of what they have created. They’ve often trusted the algorithm, because adding humans into their processes was deemed too expensive — and now those companies are learned, too late, that the algorithms are far from infallible.
But not all tech innovation has to be this way; one of the best examples of taking a different approach is the Raspberry Pi. The latest version has just launched: a tiny board with enough processing power to almost use it as a desktop — all for $35.