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Last updated February 15, 2022

Source: What Tech Futurists Get Wrong About Human Autonomy by Divya Siddarth and Kelsi Nabben

AI systems and blockchain both means to achieve the same “underlying desire: to implicitly or explicitly abstract away human fallibility in service of a fully automated vision of perfection.”

AI focuses on autonomy of outcome, blockchain focuses on autonomy of process.

Prevalent in post-work society thinking, especially one of a positive sum sum, post-scarcity world

“However, the link between individual autonomy and the collective good has always been pernicious — and nowhere more so than in the visions of technology that promise to give us both in unparalleled measure.”

We need to push not for technological determinism but for technological pluralism.


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