The Internet may be our finest tool for inculcating the highest values in ourselves — but before cultivation comes freedom.

This is an extract from an article originally published on Wonk Bridge.

Goodness, truth, beauty. These are not common terms to encounter during a discussion of the Internet or computers; for the most part, the normal model seems to be that people can do good or bad things online, but the Internet is just technology.

This approach, I think, is one of the gravest mistakes of our age: thinking or acting as though technology is separate from fields like philosophy…

Oliver Meredith Cox

I am a writer and musician; in writing I work on novels, poetry and essays, in music, rock. I advocate free speech and free inquiry, try to shun the mawkish.

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