Occasionally described as an “extension of our body” (McLuhan), technology is mainly an amplifier of our actions, sometimes vilified and sometimes dignified. In reality, technology itself is neither divine, nor good, nor bad, nor demonic, nor neutral, as it still is built with a purpose. Technology as such has no soul, will or moral intention. As a morally indifferent amplifier, technology supports both good and bad human intentions. Since humans in general are more inclined and talented at making a mess than cleaning up, technology has a rather strong inclination for amplifying → Entropy over clarifying → Information. This point of view is not shared by everybody: A true → Tech Optimist will defend the overall positive impact of technology at all costs.
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