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The Greatest Unsolved Problem in the Digital Era

The Greatest Unsolved Problem in the Digital Era

Adrian Kosmaczewski

August 29, 2019

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  1. Business Roundtable Business Roundtable Association of chief executive of cers

    of America’s leading companies working to promote a thriving U.S. economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy
  2. WASHINGTON – Business Roundtable today announced the release of a

    new Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation signed by 181 CEOs who commit to lead their companies for the bene t of all stakeholders – customers, employees, suppliers, communities and shareholders.
  3. Since 1978, Business Roundtable has periodically issued Principles of Corporate

    Governance. Each version of the document issued since 1997 has endorsed principles of shareholder primacy – that corporations exist principally to serve shareholders. With today’s announcement, the new Statement supersedes previous statements and outlines a modern standard for corporate responsibility.
  4. Each version of the document issued since 1997 has endorsed

    principles of shareholder primacy – that corporations exist principally to serve shareholders.
  5. I swear to ful ll, to the best of my

    ability and judgment, this covenant:
  6. I will respect the hard-won scienti c gains of those

    professionals in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.
  7. I will apply, for the bene t of society, all

    measures that are required, avoiding those twin traps of overengineering solutions and releasing untested code.
  8. I will remember that there is art to programming as

    well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the knowledge of the developer or the skills of the sysadmin.
  9. I will not be ashamed to say “I know not,”

    nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for the proper resolution of a problem.
  10. I will respect the privacy of my users, for their

    lives are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to solve a problem, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to generate another one; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.
  11. I will remember that I do not merely create a

    system or implement an algorithm, but I create systems for the highest bene t of society, who will have to use it and who will store their most con dential information within. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to solve adequately the problem at hand.
  12. I will remember that I remain a member of society,

    with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those experts in the eld as well as those not initiated or knowledgeable in the matters of code and software.
  13. If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy

    science and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the nest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of solving the most intricate problems I am faced with.
  14. We are all Shareholders in We are all Shareholders in

    this Planet this Planet We need to create shareholder value for all Mankind