BEIJING, June 5 (UPI) — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak told the media on Thursday that technology would not solve the problem of inequality,media reported. “The uneasiness we feel is all emotional, and technology is not about emotion, so there’s a limit to what technology can do in this regard,” Wozniak said on the show “Squawk Alley.” “”Technology is just the tool that humans need to meet their needs, so it’s really human sons who really control it. “
What is certain, Wozniak argues, is that technology has played a role in tackling inequality by allowing people access to “facts and truths”, such as cameras worn by police officers and mobile phone footage on bystanders. “In many cases where police use excessive force, relevant cameras, security cameras, etc. are filmed, but these are under police control, so it’s hard to see,” he said. “
In addition, Wozniak said, “Modern communications equipment can help us understand some of the truth, but not a lot.” Wozniak founded Apple in 1976 with Steve Jobs.
Floyd’s death in Minneapolis sparked nationwide demonstrations, mainly calling for police reform, and highlighted racism in the United States. Floyd, 46, died nearly nine minutes after he was hit by a white police officer with his knee around his neck.
Many leaders in corporate America also spoke about the importance of addressing racism and inequality in the country. But Mr Wozniak called on companies to take concrete action, saying “words are just words”. “Real action is needed to change things,” he said, comparing it to the innovation process. “Even if you’re producing a new product… There may be 1,000 people around the world talking about an idea, but only the one who really makes it happen should be on the credit book for advancing human progress. (The wind)