Notes on techno-optimist manifesto.


Read Dave Karpf response[1]. It's great. Do it now. Why can't our tech billionaires learn anything new? by Dave Karpf

Manifesto #

You can skip reading it. It's long and not that great. If you read the response you will get most of the interesting points in much shorter time.

My take #

Unfortunately the Manifesto isn't that great. Even if we focus only on technology, planes and nuclear power plants are safe thanks to a healthy dose of pessism[2] and thinking about how you can prevent bad things from happening.

The same is true with economy or environment. Technology by itself won't solve things.

I can recomment watching some of Robert Reich[3] videos if you want to learn more.

Still, I don't want to dismiss science, technology or optimism[4], but it has to be more pragmatic than what this manifesto tries to sell.

Summary #

  1. Why can't our tech billionaires learn anything new? by Dave Karpf ↩︎

  2. Defensive pessimism | Wikipedia ↩︎

  3. Robert Reich YouTube Channel ↩︎

  4. Defensive pessimism vs Strategic optimism | Wikipedia ↩︎

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