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A Net Skeptic’s Conservative Manifesto – “To Save Everything, Click Here”

To Save Everything

Morozov rejects the idea that “technology can make us better,” and he rails against “technological solutionism,” defined here as “recasting all complex social situations either as neatly defined problems with definitive, computable solutions or as transparent and self-evident processes that can be easily optimized” through algorithms or other digital fixes. These include, among other things, efforts to improve politics and elections through digital transparency, efforts to shore up the publishing business via crowdsourcing, and the use of various self-tracking technologies to monitor and improve our personal health.”

It’s an – interesting – point of view.  To read the full review of the book quoted, see the article here at reason.com.

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Adult Learners. Online Education. Technology. Lifelong Learning and Relevancy. Opinions are my own. http://donnamurdoch.me