Promises Technology Offers



"We fear the things – and people – that we do not understand far more than the things we do, even if the latter are much more risky.  For this reason, it's not surprising that people fear technology. Its newness is confusing and no one's quite certain what to do with the promises it offers."

[Danah Boyd]


In the paper linked here, Boyd asks some pointed questions about socio-technical conundrums. They manifest often as emotional responses that affect lives and business trade.

We do fear the things we don't understand. Fear engages dynamics that drive scarcity mindset, disconnects, and risk aversion.

Technology can help bring us together, see things, send messages faster. Many of its promises will come to fruition when it disappears in the background and, once again, humanity comes through.



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