bratton new techs law

even while anxieties about new techs are expressed often in accounts of its (potential) pernicious effects .. this unease may actually be rooted not in what new tech actually does but rather in what it reveals of what was there and true all along.. that we would rather not know .. and these unrequested de mystifications are disturbing.. esp when they in some way demote us from our place of presumed privilege/centrality or intuitive natural stability..  – Benjamin Bratton

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from Benjamin Bratton‘s dec 2019 lecture: there never was a horizon:

17 min – even while anxieties about new techs are expressed often in accounts of its (potential) pernicious effects .. this unease may actually be rooted not in what new tech actually does but rather in what it reveals of what was there and true all along.. that we would rather not know ie: microscopes do not cause microbes.. but once we know they’re there we never see surfaces in the same way again.. and these unrequested de mystifications are disturbing.. esp when they in some way demote us from our place of presumed privilege/centrality or intuitive natural stability.. t

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sinclair perpetuation law

mufleh humanity lawwe have seen advances in every aspect of our lives except our humanity– Luma Mufleh

tech as it could be..

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