Technology Philosophy
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Technology Philosophy
Technology philosophy is the field of philosophy engaged in the practice of using philosophy proactively to improve the rigor of our thinking as we create new technology that opens up possibilities for humanity and the world. Technology Philosophy is specifically not the more reflective passive chronicling of the ‘philosophy of technology’ or the ‘philosophy of science,’ but rather technology philosophy is prescriptive, visionary, affirmatory, and proactive.
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