The Fallacy of Techno-Optimism – Quillette
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The Fallacy of Techno-Optimism. By Nicholas Phillips. quillette.com – When the telegraph revolutionized communication in the 1850s, Henry David Thoreau was scornful. "We are in a great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas," he wrote, "but Maine and Texas, it may be.
With that, the true value of Pessimists Archive emerges: exposing technological optimism as little more than a fallacy, almost stupefying in its wrongness. “Trusting our own history” means relying on.
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The irony of Doctorow’s definition of "techno-optimism" is that, as he notes, it’s actually rooted in the fairly pessimistic belief that unless we do something to affect the balance between "open vs. closed" technology then "technology could be used to make the world worse," he says.
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academy had their second annual conference in New York. Some of you know this because you were there and I had a chance to talk with you. Today’s episode is a series of short conversations I had with.
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"For most of this year, Joe Biden has strutted across stages in New Hampshire and Iowa, and at swanky fundraisers in New York and California, as if he were already the Democratic nominee.
The rise in techno-optimism, a belief which centers around the notion that future technologies will solve our current problems, is a seductive siren song of distant hope-and it is actually quite dangerous. This is not to say that future technology is not something to be excited about.
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