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The paradox of 1945 and the blind faith that technology will save us

Soromenho-Marques, Viriato and Ribeiro, Sofia (2022) The paradox of 1945 and the blind faith that technology will save us. LSE Business Review (08 Jun 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The blind faith in technology as a cure to all that ails our world has led us to accommodate ourselves to the increase in global threats like climate change. Viriato Soromenho-Marques and Sofia Ribeiro write that the technological hype is based on the “Moore’s Law magic” illusion, which ignores the diverging ceilings of complexity in the sciences and technology. The authors invite us to reflect on the technological paradox of 1945, when Germany, even producing the best weapons, failed to win the war.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2022 09:36
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2022 09:36
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/116078

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