This chapter addresses technology critics and others worried about the effects of technological disruption. It offers a framework rooted in rational optimism about how innovation generally continues to bring about positive outcomes for individuals and society. While the evidence supporting this assertion is voluminous, many defenders of progress make poor champions of their cause. Those defending technological innovation will need to do a better job communicating its benefits while also considering new strategies to counter its occasional downsides. This chapter concludes by offering some suggestions for how to do so.

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