The Case Against Techno-Optimism

by Alexis Takahashi

A GIF that has the word ‘technology’ fractured in half by a red line. This divide represents the uneven impacts of technology on different communities. Illustration by Art Li.

Technology is often cast as the solution to society’s woes, the ‘great equalizer’, the precursor to social progress. But does ‘techno-optimism’ hold up on closer examination?

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