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He predicted the dark side of the Internet 30 years ago

16 mins | Aug 28, 2021
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Why did no one listen? Philip Agre, a computer scientist turned humanities professor, was prescient about many of the ways technology would impact the world. Now, we are living in the aftermath of ignoring ideas like his. Reed Albergotti explores how many of Agre’s former colleagues are now reflecting on his work as the internet’s unchecked and problematic growth bubbles to the surface. Yet, the thinker has been unreachable since 2009.
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