Zeynep Tufekci's NY Times op-ed explains what the tech world can learn from experts in other fields

July 27, 2018

In her latest New York Times op-ed, SILS Associate Professor Zeynep Tufekci explains what the tech world can and should learn from the experts who executed the cave rescue in Thailand.

"The Silicon Valley model for doing things is a mix of can-do optimism, a faith that expertise in one domain can be transferred seamlessly to another and a preference for rapid, flashy, high-profile action," she writes. "But what got the kids and their coach out of the cave was a different model: a slower, more methodical, more narrowly specialized approach to problems, one that has turned many risky enterprises into safe endeavors — commercial airline travel, for example, or rock climbing, both of which have extensive protocols and safety procedures that have taken years to develop."

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