In the very near future, smart “technologies and big data” will allow us to make large-scale and sophisticated interventions in politics, culture, and everyday life. Technology will allow us to solve problems in highly original ways and create new incentives to get more people to do the right thing. But how will such “solutionism” affect our society, once deeply political, moral, and irresolvable dilemmas are recast as uncontroversial and easily manageable matters of technological efficiency?
"The about face shift in view I've been looking for"
"Business as Usual", by George Packer; "Only Disconnect", by Evgeny Morozov; "Hidden City", by Ian Frazier; "Four Legs Good", by Caleb Crain; and "New Love", by Anthony Lane.
"The Al Qaeda Switchboard", by Lawrence Wright; "Do the Hustle", by James Surowiecki; "Confucius Comes Home", by Evan Osnos; "Written Off", by Rebecca Mead; "Making It", by Evgeny Morozov; "Downton Abbey with Cats", by John Hodgman; and "Partners in Crime", by Anthony Lane.