The myth of technological progress lies at the center of human-computer interaction. We are all invested in the idea that big problems can be solved with big solutions, big data, more algorithms, and Moore's Law. For the past two years, I've been studying the green building industry in the U.S. And I've noticed that a similar myth of technological innovation is at play, with real consequences for our sense of what is possible today . The myth of technological progress often revolves around a utopian vision of the future, where innovation has solved our most pressing and complicated problems,…
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