Rise of the machines: has technology evolved beyond our control?

Or perhaps the flash crash in reality looks exactly like everything we are experiencing right now: rising economic inequality, the breakdown of the nation-state and the militarisation of borders, totalising global surveillance and the curtailment of individual freedoms, the triumph of transnational corporations and neurocognitive capitalism, the rise of far-right groups and nativist ideologies, and the degradation of the natural environment. None of these are the direct result of novel technologies, but all of them are the product of a general inability to perceive the wider, networked effects of individual and corporate actions accelerated by opaque, technologically augmented complexity.Rise of the machines: has technology evolved beyond our control?


Get my bi-weekly newsletter

"Great laser focused UX content, told in an easy to understand way, helping to make sure I keep my eye on the UX ball."

From my newsletter