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To be clear, the article isn't denying that technology advances and has advanced.

The author is correcting the subtle, prevalent mindset that views technological improvement as essentially a Darwinian process of blind progress. But technology isn't like that. It's inherently teleological. Somebody (or a group of somebodies) expends enormous effort to create technology on purpose for a purpose.

TL;DR – just because I can build this doesn't mean I should.

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