In the 1970s, degrowth theorists were already playing on fears to justify their anti-modern bias: from sea pollution to global warming to the hole in the ozone layer, everything was good to support their critique of liberalism. No misunderstanding: these problems were real, but degrowth, fortunately, was never the solution.
Since then, two new monsters have emerged: artificial intelligence (AI) and, worse if possible, the transhumanist project to increase healthy human longevity. In the category "fear of this progress that is not one", intellectuals occupy the top of the basket. Self-proclaimed holders of the monopoly of critical thinking, the slightest novelty offers them a wonderful reason for lamentation. Apostles of decadence (being a little optimistic immediately sticks you the label of happy fool), they like to announce the catastrophe, as if it were necessarily ...
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