To wrap up this mini series on resisting techphobia, let’s look at some general questions about the ethics of technology.
Inherent Moral Value
It’s a standard ethical debate: does technology inherently have any moral value? Is a gun inherently evil or is it only evil when a person uses it to hurt another person? Does it become good if used to kill an animal to feed your starving family (before the upper-middle class contingent responds, not everyone can afford grocery store prices)? And if it can change so easily depending on our use, did it really hold that moral value to begin with or was it just a neutral tool?