The Roots of Progress

My piece for MIT Tech Review on “solutionism” vs. complacency or defeatism

I have an opinion piece in the MIT Technology Review today: “Why I’m a Proud Solutionist”:

Those who identify as optimists can be too quick to dismiss or downplay the problems of technology, while self-styled technology pessimists or progress skeptics can be too reluctant to believe in solutions….

To embrace both the reality of problems and the possibility of overcoming them, we should be fundamentally neither optimists nor pessimists, but solutionists.

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