Sunday, July 2, 2017

Quiet Please, Episode 89: "If I Should Wake Before I Die"; Old Time Radio Downloads, Air Date: February 27, 1949

Old Time Radio Downloads; Quiet Please, Episode 89: "If I Should Wake Before I Die

[Kip Currier: Heard this cautionary tale--first aired in 1949--on Radio Classics this weekend. Especially prescient and timely, in light of real-world stories like this one, calling for ethics education in IT programs: Lack of ethics education for computer programmers shocks expert]


"Plot: He is the epitome of the word "mad scientist." This top scientist doesn't care whether his inventions have already vastly altered the world, all that he cares about is the vast amount of knowledge that he acquires in his research. What the world sees as a destructive weapon is nothing more but a mere scribble of equations for him. The world is starting to reach a crucial point when human knowledge has become dangerous and unwise."

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