From Technological Determinism to the Future Growth

I once was a technological optimist and technological determinist. Until recently, I discovered many interesting opinions. This paper is my reflection on the readings so far. First, I discuss the disadvantage of determinism. Then, I use a taxi example to demonstrate why policymakers tend to be technologically deterministic. After that, I show a physicist’s view that sociology is so complex that it can’t be determined by only one factor. Then I discuss the politics in technology and predict that technologies will continue to promote economic growth but at a slower pace.[……]

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Dark Echo: A discussion about Affordance

I will use an iPad game called Dark Echo to exemplify the affordances and constraints in design principles. Dark Echo is one of the most amazing puzzle games I encountered for years. Basically, it’s a two-dimensional escape game. It orchestrates both simplicity and complexity, demonstrating many design principles explicitly.[……]

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Interview with John Markoff : A prophet in the age of AI (1)

I’m proud to present this special interview with Markoff, the world renowned technological reporter, Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times science writer, author of Machines of Loving Grace, and the conversation focuses on the trends of IT industry and technologies. [……]

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