Should We Worry About Silicone Chip Technology De-Skilling Us?

Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 89:131-152 (2021)
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It is argued that many means-end skills are mere drudgery, and there is no case from well-being to regret that the advance of technology has replaced them with machines. But a case is made that for humans possessing some skills is important for well-being, and that certain core skills are important for it. It is argued that these include navigational skills. While the march of technology has tended to promote human well-being, there is now some cause for concern that silicone chip technology is de-skilling us to an extent that impacts negatively on well-being.



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Elizabeth Fricker
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