Technology, blessing or curse for employment and labour? – a technophilosophical approach

Hendrik Opdebeeck


It is striking how technology can be regarded both as a blessing and a curse for employment and labour. In this contribution we shall consider some of the ethical backgrounds and implications of technical development.

We intend to do so in three steps:

  1. Technology, not entirely a blessing;
  2. Technology, not entirely a curse;
  3. Technology, neither an entirely a blessing or a curse for employment and labour.