4. Engineers and coders as people are often less than comfortable with human interaction, so naturally they are making a world that is more accommodating to themselves.

Fuck you, David. Here, I don't need an essay:

Technology is increasingly "eliminating the human" because computers and software represent an upheaval in utility and extensibility but rarely include the necessary peripherals to directly interact with the physical world, leaving designers to offload all physical labor and processing onto the user while eliminating all else AND salaries, wages and commissions represent recurring costs while automation represents capital investment and in the current fiscal paradigm of "shareholder value" there is a powerful incentive for publicly-held companies to eliminate staff in favor of automation.

posted by mk: 581 days ago