Sarah, thank you for this — I agree with you that many scientists are well-intentioned. What worries me are the ones who aren’t — the ones in it for fame and fortune who will allow corporate interests to gain control of their research for whatever private, for-profit use they want. Given the sickness of our culture and dysfunctions of our capitalist economy, technology is often harnessed for destructive ends.

Writer, voting rights activist, mutual aid organizer. Author of Beyond Contempt: How Liberals Can Communicate Across the Great Divide (New Society 2019).

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