Tech Versus Humanity — The Limits of Techno-Optimism

Alex Turner
8 min readJan 23, 2022

In my last post, I wrote about the problem I have with techno-optimism, and in doing so I opened an entire can of worms. A can of very heated worms.

The thing about techno-optimism is that it’s nice. It feels good to believe that technology will save us. It’s a relief. It’s a much needed tonic amid catastrophic current events, endless doom-scrolling, and the IPCC putting us…