→The view that science and technology will likely cause more harm than good
Some critics of transhumanism assert that more powerful technology is likely to cause:
* Damage to the world (for example, via environmental stress)
* Damage to social well-being (for example, via technological unemployment, or increased financial inequality)
* The outbreak of dangerous new diseases (for example, via problems with genetic manipulation)
* Loss of privacy, and greater manipulation of people by government and/or corporations (via increased surveillance and big data analytics).
Taking this view to an extreme, these critics point to the possibility of technologies inducing [[existential risks]].