"Technology" is a word about as specific as "sports" or "food" or "animal".
I like technology (insofar as you can like an abstract concept). I have been interested in computer programming since young, and have a background as a software developer. I like networks and social media. So when I say 'technology', I probably subconsciously lean towards meaning information and communication technology, worth bearing that in mind. But also interested in e.g. energy development.
I'm critical of how technology is used, and very much into the use of technology for liberatory purposes. If it's not a net positive for humanity and the world in which we live, then what's the point.
Technology is not neutral. We're inside of what we make, and it's inside of us. We're living in a world of connections — and it matters which ones get made and unmade.
I like the free software movement, and use a lot of it.
I am interested in the intersection of technology and nature.
1. Other stuff
A grab bag of things I've jotted down but haven't really got into any order…
- AI and ethics
- Intellectual property
- Digital regulation
- History of the textile industry
- Limbo: virtual experience of asylum
- Sustainable technology
- My Devices
- Smart cities
- Algorithmic bias and racism
- Online content moderation
- organisational tech policies
- predator prey modelling
- evolutionary and adaptive systems
The 20th century showed that science and technology and their class character have played a role in the advancement of exploitation, inequality, unemployment, precarity, environmental degradation, genocide, extermination, manipulation, etc.