RESET Meeting 13: Future of RESET
Wed, December 11, 2:30 PM in Folsom Libary Rm. 353B
- London banning Uber
- The implications of the “gig economy” on established employers w salaries and benefits
- The near impossibility for Uber drivers or any contractors to form a legally-protected union
- How the logic of capitalism can corrupt potential social goods. E.g., AirBnB had the potential to reduce waste by getting occupants for unoccupied realty but instead, landlords started evicting tenants because AirBnB is more profitable than rent
- The video game industry and virtual reality subsuming real reality
- Black Mirror is required viewing for next semester's RESET meetings
- The nature of addiction. How addiction is viewed and categorized based on socioeconomic status. Socially productive ways of handling addiction (e.g., free drugs and needles to prevent people from endangering themselves)
- What are some initiatives RESET can take on at RPI? Potentially: guest speakers, public forums, pushing for curriculum change (e.g., machine learning classes having a unit on algorithmic bias), alternative career fair.
- How can RESET coordinate with other student groups across the country?
- Would allow coordination of strikes, petitions, boycotts similiar to the Palantir protests across 16 colleges.
- Create a national push for curriculum change in STEM education.
- Allow students from different colleges to work together on issues of shared interest (e.g., women in STEM, cybersecurity, genetic technology)
- Plan local or national meetups and events.
- Unify the voice of students in STEM and future STEM workers, researchers, policy-makers.
- Known groups or people from other colleges that have similar objectives or values with RESET that may be interested in an intercollegiate group.