Technologists often say technology isn’t what caused the problem, humans did and technology can fix it. The first bit is a bit like saying it’s not guns that kill, but humans. Sure. But it is guns. Humans made them and without them killing was not so easy, so quick to access.
The latter is always frustrating. There are very little ecosystem changes & interventions we have introduced in our world that have not had negative – and often disastrous – consequences. It’s odd to think we would suddenly go against that trend and get it right when we have no track record of this.
Tech has done a lot for us. We’re thankful for a lot. But a combination of humans, tech & capitalism has also done it pretty awfully.
Modern technology owes ecology an apology.