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Ethical Technology Article Up at IEET July 6, 2013

Posted by Summerspeaker in Anarchism, Environmental justice, Primitivism, Technocracy, Technology, The Singularity, Transhumanism.
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At present iconic modern technologies – computers, cars, phones, etc. – entail environmental devastation and vast human suffering. The harm caused by actually existing industrial manufacturing and resource extraction constitutes a core dilemma for transhumanist and technoprogressive thought. Assuming that innovation within the capitalist context will resolve the problem strikes me as far too sanguine. I argue for taking the horrors of technological production seriously and for using combined technical and social approaches to create genuinely ethical technology, ever acknowledging the uncertainty and difficulty involved.

Read it here. Also check out this lively comment thread.

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