Has technology translated into quality of life?
This is demonstrably false. All technologies have inherent biases which dictate how they will be used. No technology is “neutral”. That’s just one of three projections that humans place on technology (Good/Neutral/Evil).
Could you elaborate?
I do agree going in that – say – an atomic bomb’s inherent bias is warfare. They tried to use it for mining, but it was quite the stretch. Nobody bought it. But a computer chip?
Since my statement (“Tech is neutral”) is demonstrably false – I’m going to now ask you to demonstrate the falsity – specifically – about how a “computer chip” – or a computer for that matter – has an inherent bias.
The computer chip and by extension, the computer, require electricity to develop, construct, and utilize.
Does the energy bias suffice or do you need more?
We can also assert a wealth bias based on the energy bias.
To continue a computer chip and especially ubiquitous use of computer chips in a given society biases that society to pay attention to data that can be collected, quantified and fed into the computer.
It also biases that society to make decisions based upon the range of possible algorithms that can be written to process that data.