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Thursday, August 12, 2010

On Technocracy

Its funny how suspicion of technology and faith in technocracy seem to coincide in some people. Are these conflicting phenomena, or is there a connection between them?

It seems plausible that people who have little understanding of technology are unaware of its limitations, and as a result are overly optimistic about what it is able to achieve.

Perhaps this explains why people who call themselves Luddites also seem to often ascribe to technocratic government institutions.

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