Most writers on the implications of new technology focus too much on the technology and too little on society’s role in shaping it.
Phi Beta Iota: “Liberal democracy” is a fraud. It is what the elites use to deceive the peasants into thinking that somehow everything is going to work out. Between the extremists on the left (Clinton – Soros) and the extremists on the right (Koch – Trump) we have a massive loss of ethics and faith, of philosophy and religion. There be demons in any society where the poor are dumbed down and the rich are drugged up. Ethics is an operating system — AI and the scientific reductionism behind bioscience done badly are the antithesis of ethics.