Putting Flourishing First: Applying Democratic Values to Technology

RESEARCH BRIEF | by Kinney Zalesne and Nick Pyati

In this short web ethics research brief, the authors unpack and comment on the four-step logic at the core of GETTING-Plurality’s foundational white paper, Ethics of Decentralized Social Technologies: Lessons from Web3, the Fediverse, and Beyond. They outline four assertions from the paper that demonstrate the power and the challenge of web ethics – and above all, the urgency – of placing human flourishing at the center of technology governance. READ THE RESEARCH BRIEF.


E. Kinney Zalesne served as General Manager of Corporate Strategy at Microsoft and as Counsel to U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno. 

Nick Pyati is a technology strategist and former Justice Department attorney.