Alison Garwood Jones

Don’t skip history class

January 11, 2022

As more tech companies hire programmers and developers without university degrees, here’s a thought: Incentivize employees who skipped the “humanities” by offering free access to online university courses in ethics, philosophy, comparative religion, mythology, and history (ancient and modern).

Then, increase their pay scale if they earn at least 80% in these courses.

Going forward, employers and employees with a solid grounding in history and human nature may save technology from some very existential “unintended consequences.”

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