In what depends on me I swear: to insure my knowledge, my inventions and their possible applications not serve the cause of violence, destruction or death, the increase of poverty or ignorance, enslavement or inequality, but to devote them on the contrary to further equality between humans, to their survival, their betterment and their freedom.*
Michel Serres, a French philosopher, theorist and writer
* Serres, M. “Times of Crisis: What the Financial Crisis Revealed and How to Reinvent our Lives and Future, trans.” AMF Dibon. London: Bloomsbury (2014), p. 64.