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Eduardo Porter

Technology Needs More Humanity

As the casualties of “progress” pile up, the self-assured march of AI and other newfangled technologies onto society demands a critical evaluation. 

Maybe not man’s best friend.

Maybe not man’s best friend.

Photographer: Chris Jung/NurPhoto via Getty Images

 Why is crypto a thing, still? 

There’s the paranoid fear that a spooky cabal of technocrats at the Federal Reserve — unaccountable, incomprehensible — might one day make ordinary money go poof! There’s the success of the young bros who minted a fortune convincing other young bros to embrace the thing — luring a generation with dim job prospects anyway to take a shot at getting rich from their bedroom.