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Harrison Tan 9/1/2016
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So what are we to think about this new relationship with our technology and with each other? Should we fear it or embrace it? The answer is both. Like any new powerful force in the world, like Science, it will be used for both good and evil. And even when it is intended to be used for good, we will make mistakes. Humanity has been dealing with this conundrum ever since the first cooking fire got out of control and burned down the forest. Recognizing this does not absolve us from our responsibility, it reminds us why it is important. We are remaking ourselves, and we need to choose wisely what we are to become.
We are remaking ourselves, and we need to choose wisely what we are to become.
Does this not presuppose choice? Two paragraphs up we had established that “functional intention is an artifact of the engineering process.” Is there a conflict here? How much control and choice can we have in remaking ourselves? I’m curious!