On Sun, Feb 04, 2018 at 06:09:38AM -0800, Yosem Companys wrote:
> From: Harnidh Kaur <kharn...@gmail.com>
> Is ‘kind technology’ a thing? Where people are trying to change gears of
> existing/incumbent technology to specifically serve vulnerable populations?

Your best chance I would guess is if for some reason you
manage to find a niche that nobody else is into. Best if
your project is non-commercial, but even if it is for
profit it may be able to provide ‘kind technology’ as
long as there is no pressure in the niche. That's how I
ran my company until Facebook decided to enter my niche.

As soon as other players enter your field, you'll be in
trouble. If you're a free software player, you have to
compete in the attention economy against better equipped
contendants. If you're commercial, you will have to take
steps to protect your assets, and the passage from being
kind to causing more harm than good can be as small as
putting Google advertizing, analytics or even just fonts
on your website.

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