Re: apocalyptic techno-optimism
Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:04 am
I am not sure whether it is an artefact of my own ageing that I think it is largely in my adult lifetime that tech has evolved from problem-solving in the sense of 'this tech exists to help [the mass of] people' to problem-solving in the sense of '[the mass of] people are a problem, this tech solves that problem'. There is a sense in which this latter approach is 'rational' in the context of gross over-resource use by [a wealthy largely western minority of] the world's [over] population. But there is another sense in which it is deeply, deeply, weird and inhuman.