Zapra – Critical Engineering Manifesto

"2: The Critical Engineer raises awareness that with each technological advance our techno-political literacy is challenged."

As expressed in this tenet, it is the role of the Critical Engineer to consider how new technology inevitably influences society in relation to law and politics. As advancing technology continues to expand our capabilities, the methods in which we handle data collection, privacy, and personal information must be repeatedly reevaluated. The progression of geolocation tech, for example, advances us towards a world in which anyone can be located and identified at any time. Subsequently, it's our responsibility to assert that our code of conduct relating to privacy and PII change accordingly. By our further advancement of technology, we must look beyond the scope of the project to consider the sociopolitical effects.