Ethics and engineering

Engineering is not just about technical mastery, ethics play a huge part as well. No matter your engineering field, you are going to make moral choices. Science and technology are powerful tools impacting our daily life. With great powers come great responsibilities. If physicians have the Hippocratic Oath, engineers need to make one for themselves. There is no such thing at a company level of course. Should we give up our values for a monthly paycheck and great benefits? I hope not. I do not want to. This is something you have to think about and discuss right from the start. Being stuck in a toxic environment is deadly to the soul. To me, becoming an entrepreneur roaming the world is a way to keep my moral independence. I do not abide by dark patterns. I want my creations to be purely helpful. To benefit mankind through the mastery of my craft. It doesn't mean what I do is perfect, but I'm always striving to improve. My choices are mine. It is my duty to be as transparent as possible and to seek the truth. Tomorrow I'm officially graduating from engineering school. Tomorrow I'm going to write my own oath and swear on it.