BIZ CPT-MICROSOFT-WARNING ZUM

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks at the Digital Opportunities Transformation Summit on March 28, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. (Michal Krumphanzl/CTK/Zuma Press/TNS)

SEATTLE — Satya Nadella has a request for his peers in high technology: You have the tools to build a dystopian society. Don’t do it.

The Microsoft chief executive took time during a speech last week at the company’s Build developer show, flanked by slides showing George Orwell’s “1984,” and Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World,” to ask technologists to think through the social implications of what they’re building.

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