The universal rule of unintended effects

Technology never works out the way we want it to

The danger of technology is to neglect the universal rule of unintended effects. Whatever a technology claims it will do, there are always other things it will do by accident or as a result. Consider it a blind spot that most people and companies miss, but that is not inevitable, and can also be anticipated.

Previously we’ve noted the paradox of the Inte…

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