As technology gets better, will society get worse? Tim Wu explores the problem with technological evolution: http://nyr.kr/1jk5y41
“Comfort-seeking missiles, we spend the most to minimize pain and maximize pleasure. When it comes to technologies, we mainly want to make things easy. Not to be bored. Oh, and maybe to look a bit younger.
Our will-to-comfort combined with our technological powers create a stark possibility. If we’re not careful, our technological evolution will take us toward not a singularity but a sofalarity.”
Illustration by Hannah K. Lee.