Seven Generations

The Great Law of the Iriquois takes a future-focused stance in decision making by considering the impact of a decision on future generations. Would this decision benefit our children seven generations in the future?

This means thinking 500 years in the future.

In software engineering, we only need to look 14 years in the future. Are we building systems in a way that is sustainable for the developers a decade from now?

Written on September 22, 2022