Well put. I think about this a lot in the context of automated vehicles. If they enter at the top of the market, they’ll do more to make rich people’s lives easier while displacing service jobs that have already been shifted to Uber / Lyft. It’s not a win-win. We can’t look at the potential for reducing highway fatalities, for instance, and assume that everything else will fall into place.

Democracy is pretty cool. We should try it some time. Voting rights, science policy, political communication and grassroots activism.