Technology should be liberatory

I believe that technology should only be used for socially beneficial aims. [[Technology does not guarantee progress]]. To be liberatory, technology should save time and labour without having damaging 'externalities'.

How do you determine that a technology is liberatory?

Technology would be used for the purpose of eliminating toil and drudgery, and labor-saving techniques would be applied so as to minimize the amount of necessary work for everyone.

โ€“ Communalism Pamplet

Some uses of technology that I think are liberatory in goal:

How is it different from 'tech for good'? I think 'liberatory technology' has a more defined political agenda. Tech for good is a bit vague. This specific phrase comes from Murray Bookchin, I think. As a general concept it probably goes back further.

Could [[3rd and 4th industrial revolutions]] be liberatory?

[[Radical technology must be accompanied by radical politics]]

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