We Need a Law to Save Us From Dystopia

Mr. Ton-That and Mr. Scalzo give a master class in what the writer Rose Eveleth calls “the myth of inevitable technological progress.” Technologists decide to compare the creep of new tools to evolution — a natural process. Of course, this isn’t true. Tech doesn’t evolve naturally; it’s the result of calculated decisions by people motivated by any number of factors: ambition, greed, curiosity or even boredom.

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