Bad Technology

After all, technologies can be bad because they fail to achieve admirable aims, or because they succeed in wicked ones. The most useful technologies can also be the most harmful—think of cars, which are crucial to the modern world yet kill over 1.25 million people a year. And when well-intentioned technologies fail, is it because they are fundamentally flawed or just ahead of their time?

None of these are really controversial. I Would add Facebook, mobile phones, and Uber.

Jay Margalus is on Twitter at @jaymargalus

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