Here’s Dan Oestreich, talking about the need to incorporate the human factor into our plans for technology:
I’m not mindlessly bashing technology, by the way. We need it, and there are many, many places where it truly serves. The intellect must have its domain, and should. But technology can also bring its own poisonous concoction of sweet smelling assumptions about what progress actually is. Technology, for all its service, can also be a distraction, a false hope, and worst — becoming a culture — an implicit demand that people should live, work, and die like machines, too; “a vision of a pure and impersonal scientific meritocracy,” to once again quote Brody’s review of a sterile movie that misses its own point.