All tagged Safety

Responsibility for the Things We Make

Many of the things we make have secondary opportunities for action. Examples include: vehicles, social media, mobile phones, office supplies and more. Whether the harmful action is advertised or not, if it is easy to use it in the unintended fashion, and it works well to achieve a goal, then people will discover the usage and use it that way. Or, people will overuse something (e.g. cars) or use it in anger (e.g. social media). Iā€™m sure you can think of other things we make that support and enable devastating outcomes because of their design. Why do we make them in the first place? Why do we allow them? When will we take responsibility for the things we make?