In response to the tirade on boomers and millennials I posted last week, I received a wonderful message from Venkataraman Amarnath about a millennial neighbor. I was given permission to share this story with all of you. It is beautiful! And so very hopeful!
We have known our neighbors’ son since he was ten. After high school he left to get BS and MS in computer science specializing in artificial intelligence. Last year he landed a high paying job in the bay area. We learnt from his parents that he quit the job and now is a pre-doctoral researcher. The reason? He was asked to take a leading part in a project that he thought was unethical (AI program could be used to destroy a large population). I told his parents that I am proud of him because he has an ethical compass in his mind that was lacking in, yes boomers.