Tag: humanity


Technology needs more humanity

As the casualties of “progress” pile up, the self-assured march of AI and other newfangled technologies onto society demands a critical evaluation. Why is crypto a thing, still? There's the paranoid fear that a spooky cabal of technocrats at the Federal Reserve — unaccountable, incomprehensible — might one day make ordinary money go poof! There's the success of the young bros who minted a fortune convincing other young bros to embrace the thing — luring a generation with dim job prospects anyway to take a shot at getting rich from their bedroom. Can that be all, though? You might expect some urgency to find a purpose for a technology that consumes more power than Australia, yet hasn't been able to develop a real-world function other than paying for ransom, drugs or child porn. B...