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How To Recognize When Tech Is Leading Us Down a ‘Slippery Slope’

Does a new technology pose serious dangers — or are we just overreacting? Philosopher Evan Selinger has some ideas on how to tell the two apart.

“Toboganning”, by Mike Dunens

When people worry about the impact of a new technology, often they worry it’ll set us on a path to ruin.

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Clive Thompson

Clive Thompson

I write 3X a week on tech, science, culture — and how those collide. Writer at NYT mag/Wired; author, “Coders”. @pomeranian on Twitter, clive@clivethompson.net