Ethics and technology expert L.M. Sacasas reflects on the moral costs that society pays for the use of technology in pursuit of an easier life. The author shows that some advantages of convenience don’t take the shape you’d expect or don’t benefit the person using the technology. Despite Sacasas’s concern about what might happen to personal freedoms as tech companies grow more influential, he doesn’t suggest rejecting convenience altogether. Alas, in this more theoretical than practical essay, the author doesn’t recommend an alternative solution other than awareness.
About the Author
L.M. Sacasas is the director of the Center for the Study of Ethics and Technology.