Difference Between Technological Pessimism

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Does greater responsibility come with greater power? That is if you have a special ability (e.g. one acquired through training as an engineer) to do good (e.g., help those in need), do you thereby have a moral obligation to do good? In other words, would it be morally wrong for you to not use your special engineering skills to do good, or even as much good as possible? Be sure to interact with the Robichaud reading when answering these questions

In my opinion, power without a purpose becomes treacherous. The greatest quality of a moral-ethical power is that it is never compulsory. Whereas, power, that is arbitrary and autocratic, is destined to be overthrown, either through revolution or by reform. Power is guided by intending to make others do what one wants. Thus, having power always requires a person to abridge the limits of morality and infringe upon the rights
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What are some of the considerations (evidence) that support each view? Which view do you find more plausible, and why?

Technological optimism is centered on advancement concerns, driven by motivations for attaining growth. Technological optimism also supports eager strategies of seeking possible gains, even at the risk of committing errors or accepting some loss. Furthermore, technological optimism holds that the effects of technology on human well-being are, on balance, good.

In contrast, technological pessimism is the overestimation of threat and harmful impact and insufficient attention to benefits or to people’s ability to respond appropriately to risk. A technological pessimist is centered on security concerns and supports vigilant strategies of protecting against possible losses, even at the risk of missing opportunities of potential gains. According to the text, “technological pessimist, even though they do not oppose all technological development, are much more likely to point out its undesirable

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