The technophiles unhappy about the tech revolution
Joel Achenbach reports in the Washington Post on how digital dissenters say human needs are getting lost in the digital revolution and start to fight the tech establishment.
Taylor is a 21st-century digital dissenter. Sheâ€™s one of the many technophiles unhappy about the way the tech revolution has played out. Political progressives once embraced the utopian promise of the Internet as a democratizing force, but theyâ€™ve been dismayed by the rise of the â€œsurveillance state,â€ and the near-monopolization of digital platforms by huge corporations. [â€¦]
Techno-skeptics, or whatever you want to call them â€” â€œhumanistsâ€ may be the best term â€” sense that human needs are getting lost in the tech frenzy, that the priorities have been turned upside down. They sense that thereâ€™s too much focus on making sure that new innovations will be good for the machines.