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== As synonym for techno-utopianism ==
Critics of the term often directly equate it with [[technophilia]] or [[techno-utopianism]], typically as a proxy for critique of [[Silicon Valley]]'s soft libertarian politics.<ref>[https://www.diplateevo.com/the-good-and-bad-of-techno-optimism-in-the-valley/ The Good and Bad of Techno-Optimism in the Valley]</ref>
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Critics of the term often directly equate it with [[technophilia]] or [[techno-utopianism]], often as a proxy for critique of [[Silicon Valley]]'s soft libertarian politics.<ref>[https://www.diplateevo.com/the-good-and-bad-of-techno-optimism-in-the-valley/ The Good and Bad of Techno-Optimism in the Valley]</ref>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:16, 13 September 2016

Techno-optimism is a loosely defined term that the progress of technological development can and likely will be used for the betterment of mankind. The position is has more considered and futurist connotations compared to technophilia.

Ray Kurzweil's optimistic futurist predictions are strongly associated with the idea of techno-optimism.

Transhumanism

Advocates of moral transhumanism are most likely to be techno-optimists, where as this is necessary for advocates of amoral transhumanism. It could be argued that techno-optimism is a significant precondition for associating positively with the contemporary transhumanist movement.

As synonym for techno-utopianism

Critics of the term often directly equate it with technophilia or techno-utopianism, often as a proxy for critique of Silicon Valley's soft libertarian politics.[1]

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