The Sceptical Optimist: Why Technology Isn't the Answer to Everything
Released! 09/01/2015
The Sceptical Optimist: Why Technology Isn't the Answer to Everything
by Nicholas Agar
Hardcover

The rapid developments in technologies -- especially computing and the advent of many 'smart' devices, as well as rapid and perpetual communication via the Internet -- has led to a frequently voiced view which Nicholas Agar describes as 'radical optimism'. Radical optimists claim that accelerating technical progress will soon end poverty, disease, and ignorance, and improve our happiness and well-being. Agar disputes the claim that technological progress will automatically produce gr... read more