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susancem
susancem
5/24/2019 | 10:14:50 PM
Re: I, for one, welcome our robot overlords
Yes I believe that happiness levels have risen too. Forster, Orwell, Huxley, etc, all play an important role in making us aware of the risks of technology being used  to subjugate us. But there is a bias in film and literature to focus on the dystopian because the opposite is rather boring..
James_B_Crawshaw
James_B_Crawshaw
5/2/2019 | 5:33:36 PM
I, for one, welcome our robot overlords
Good article Iain. In defense of technology, the average life expectancy of humans has gone up a lot in the last 200 years. And although we can't measure it, I believe that happiness levels have risen too. Forster, Orwell, Huxley, etc, all play an important role in making us aware of the risks of technology being used  to subjugate us. But there is a bias in film and literature to focus on the dystopian because the opposite is rather boring. Right, that's my attention span exhausted. Must get back to Candy Crush now.


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