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Reader’s letter: The perils of technology





I often wonder what technology in its widest form has done for the human race over the years.

Now we are embarking through science into the realms of Artificial Intelligence, many of us can see around the world that at times human intelligence is deeply flawed.

I was promised a computer in my employment and sent on a three-day course to master this technology, although this was insufficent in my specialist role.

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Letter

In the end, I did not get one, thank goodness.

My observations on technology are that in many cases those who design the equipment fail to see the dark side uses of their creations.

We are now in an era of cybercrime, phishing, scams, fraud, and disinformation from many sources.

We have even seen the breakdown of computer networks such as the Post Office and the consequences these failures have had on us.

I am afraid that I also believe that perverse technology may also have led to mental health problems possibly, for young people in our society. — A. M. WADDINGTON, Sutton-on-Trent.



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