Ethical Technology Article Up at IEET July 6, 2013Posted by Summerspeaker in Anarchism, Environmental justice, Primitivism, Technocracy, Technology, The Singularity, Transhumanism.
Tags: climate, environment, science, technology
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.