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Politics and technology

Here’s a video I just discovered from a panel discussion I took part in at the philosophy festival HowTheLightGetsIn.  The debate is about the value of technology.  I argue, along with Langdon Winner, that technology isn’t neutral — in fact it can nudge us into particular political directions, whether we like it or not.  There are further worries about whether or not the technology we use actually remakes us in a way, rewires our brains. I have the feeling at least some of the changes are not for the better — I’m in the ‘Google makes you stupid’ camp I think.

You can watch the talk here.


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