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Why techno elites?

All elites (political, financial, tech, medicine, etc) are morally bankrupt.

They're like regular people, but with power and money, both known corruptors, reduced empathy [1], and all the motivations to increase their reach. And they were probably quite psycho which helped them get at the elite level to begin with [2]...

[1] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-wealth-reduce...

[2] https://www.amazon.com/Wealth-Secrets-How-Rich-Got/dp/031637...




Maybe the contradiction is thus:

1. We expect people higher up the status ladder to behave better than most people.

2. Getting higher up the status ladder probably means you are statistically likely to be "worse" than most people by virtue of the traits it requires to get there.

(Please excuse the "better/worse" shorthand but you all know what I mean)


Techno elites often project an air of moral superiority where others are mostly silent would be my guess.




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