Solutionism: Limits of Technology in an Imperfect World


The temptation of the digital age is to fix all the world’s problems – from crime to corruption to pollution to obesity – using smart technology, says Evgeny Morozov. But where does this end? And are ‘smart solutions’ changing how people understand politics and culture? Morozov will argue that while technological innovation can be a force for improvement in our lives, we should consider the moral and political consequences of how we use technology and learn to appreciate the ‘imperfections’ of liberal democracy.

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