The unintended effects of digital technology

For every problem solved two new ones emerge

One of the recurring and persistent threats posed by technology is our arrogance that we can understand or control it. Learn and manage, yes. However one of the consistent lessons technology tries to teach us is the inevitability of unintended effects.

Rarely does technology do what we want, and often it does things we don’t want. Yet as humans we’re gre…

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