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The Fallacy of Techno-Optimism – Quillette

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However, there is a certain truth to the fallacy of techno-optimism, and many times, our ability to identify downstream.

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 · The Fallacy of Techno-Optimism – Quillette. By Tom Smith. Share. But techno-optimists take the exercise a step further, by using data about one thing to forecast the future of an entirely different thing. This moves us from the flawed to the absurd.

“The fallacy in the ethics of evolution is the equation of the “struggle for existence” with the “survival of the fittest,” and the assumption that “the fittest” is identical with “the best.” But that struggle may favor the worst rather than the best.” ~ Gertrude Himmelfarb

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