Technology Will Not Save The World – We Will

Jonathan Margolis: Real progress comes from human imagination.

I have a copy of a long-forgotten 1987 book by Arthur C Clarke: July 20, 2019: Life in the 21st century.

I did not plan on mentioning it until the 50th anniversary of the first moon landings, which its title reflects.

But I am breaking my own embargo because re-reading it has given me new insight.

Clarke, a science-fiction writer, was also no slouch as a futurologist.

His fictional HAL 9000 computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey, which he co-wrote, presages many of today’s fears about artificial intelligence.

He was also…

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