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We need to ask: what kind of 'progress' leads to the destruction of humanity's basic habitat, even its basic identity?
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?
Literary Nonfiction. Essay.
"Timely. Necessary. Urgent. Wade Rowland asks which will ultimately predominate – our Humanity or the Machine?" —Jeffrey Dvorkin
Ranked among Canada's leading literary journalists, Wade Rowland is the author of more than a dozen non- fiction books including Ockham's Razor, Greed, Inc., and Saving the CBC. As a journalist he has spent many years in television news production at the network level and has held senior management roles at both CTV and CBC, where he was also senior producer of the consumer affairs program Marketplace. Rowland was Maclean Hunter Chair of Ethics in Media at Ryerson University from 2001-2003. He earned an MA in the philosophy of science from Trent University in 2003. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture and is currently an Associate Professor in York University's Department of Communication Studies. Born in Montreal, Wade Rowland grew up in Regina and Winnipeg and currently lives in rural Port Hope, Ontario, with his wife Christine Collie Rowland.