Comment: it might not be possible to

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it might not be possible to

it might not be possible to stop or even delay something. that is a far cry from showering praise on it. something can be inevitable and one can still have misgivings about it, realizing it is not all rainbows and butterflies. the truth is, none of us know what the political consequences of future technological change will be. namely, because no one accurately knows what future technological change will be to begin with, let alone the far reaching consequences of each advance. technology could with equal likelihood lead to the annihilation of humanity, or the colonization of space. the absolute autonomy of individuals or their absolute enslavement. it is a giant X with a question mark on either side, and all attempts to predict the path of technology and its social impact have been in vain.