Choosing to be a techno-optimist or techno-pessimist is an outlier, extremist view that is only appropriate in the context of a manifesto.

The False Choice of Techno-Optimism

I don’t believe we have to put ourselves into techno-optimist or techno-pessimist camps. When I think about human advancement, I orient around Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. I believe our deployment of technology to date has been incredible for satisfying lower-level needs, but when it comes to our higher-level needs of belonging and self-esteem, I think technology has been more harmful than helpful.
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