Kategorien entdecken

Das sind die Blinks zu

To Save Everything, Click Here

The Folly of Technological Solutionism

Von Evgeny Morozov
13 Minuten
To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism von Evgeny Morozov

To Save Everything, Click Here confronts us with some of the startling truths about our use of technology, namely: it’s not always good for us. While modern gadgets have made our lives better in many ways, it turns out that technology alone may not be the best answer to all of our problems.

  • Anyone who believes technology will solve all our problems
  • Anyone who wants to understand the impact the internet has on our society
  • Anyone who believes in a neutral and objective internet

Evgeny Morozov is a writer and researcher who focuses on the political and social impacts of new technology. In addition to authoring the critically acclaimed book The Net Delusion (also available in blinks), he has also been published in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Kennst du schon Blinkist Premium?

Mit Blinkist Premium erhältst du Zugang zu dem Wichtigsten aus mehr als 3.000 Sachbuch-Bestsellern. Das Probeabo ist 100% kostenlos.

Premium kostenlos testen

Was ist Blinkist?

Blinkist ist eine App, die die großen Ideen der besten Sachbücher in einprägsame Kurztexte verpackt und erklärt. Die Inhalte der über 3.000 Titel starken Bibliothek reichen von Sachbuch-Klassikern, über populäre Ratgeber bis hin zu diskutierten Neuerscheinungen. Basierend auf wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen wird jeder Titel von speziell geschulten Autoren aufbereitet und dem Nutzer als Kurztext und Audiotitel zur Verfügung gestellt.

Discover
3.000+ top
nonfiction titles

Get unlimited access to the most important ideas in business, investing, marketing, psychology, politics, and more. Stay ahead of the curve with recommended reading lists curated by experts.

Entdecke die Kernaussagen zu diesem Titel:
Entdecke die Kernaussagen zu diesem Titel:
Entdecke die Kernaussagen zu diesem Titel:

To Save Everything, Click Here

The Folly of Technological Solutionism

Von Evgeny Morozov
  • Lesedauer: 13 Minuten
  • 8 Kernaussagen
Jetzt kostenloses Probeabo starten Jetzt lesen oder anhören
To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism von Evgeny Morozov
Worum geht's

To Save Everything, Click Here confronts us with some of the startling truths about our use of technology, namely: it’s not always good for us. While modern gadgets have made our lives better in many ways, it turns out that technology alone may not be the best answer to all of our problems.

Kernaussage 1 von 8

Technological solutionists believe that technology will always improve society.

Throughout history, new technologies have made human life easier. From the cotton gin to robotic arms in factories, many technologies have been invented in order to simplify or totally take over our tasks, meaning that people today have a lot less to worry about than they did 100 years ago.

In today’s world, modern machines line conveyer belts in factories, food production is almost completely automated, and new intelligent machines that take even more tasks off our hands are being invented every year.

This technological progress shows no signs of slowing, which suggests that the machines, gadgets and smart devices of the near future will only further simplify our lives.

Technological solutionists – whom the author refers to as “solutionists” – take this to mean that, with the right technologies, every single problem becomes solvable, and that there’s no problem that doesn’t have a “technological fix.”

While some of today’s problems might seem to be impossible to grapple with, history has shown that even these “impossible” problems can be solved by novel inventions.

For example, we once thought it was impossible for humans to take flight. And yet, the invention of the airplane suddenly allowed us to overcome great distances above the clouds. In the same vein, the internet and smartphones allow us to be constantly connected with people all over the world.

Solutionists take this a step further. They believe that new technologies won’t only solve specific problems, but will improve the quality of our lives in general. They see technology as a vehicle to improve every aspect of our modern society.

They believe, for example, that we can improve our democratic systems by using technologies, such as the internet, to make them more transparent, or use smart devices to curb crime.

Looking at the history of technology, it’s understandable why they would believe this. But, as the following blinks will show, technology may not be the answer to all our problems.

Mit Premium freischalten Jetzt lesen oder anhören

Inhalt

Mit Premium freischalten Jetzt lesen oder anhören

Bringe mehr Wissen in deinen Alltag!

Sichere dir jetzt Zugang zu den Kernaussagen der besten Sachbücher – praktisch in Text & Audio in nur 15 Minuten pro Titel.
Created with Sketch.