The Storm of Progress: Climate Change, AI, and the Roots of Our Dangerous Ethical Myopia
In a time of existential threats from climate change, computer-based superintelligences, AI-accelerated nuclear and biological warfare and more, we can no longer avoid some profound questions about what’s going on. We need to ask: what kind of 'progress' leads to the destruction of humanity’s basic habitat, even its basic identity?
Wade Rowland is emeritus professor of media and communication studies at York University, Toronto. Among more than a dozen previous books are: Greed, Inc.: Why Corporations Rule Our World and How We Let It Happen; Galileo's Mistake; and Canada Lives Here: The Case for Public Broadcasting (LLP 2016). He lives with his artist wife Christine Collie Rowland in rural Port Hope, in the Northumberland hills of Eastern Ontario.