Phil Agre wrote thoughtfully and critically about artificial intelligence and the role of technology in the political process (among other things). The takeaways I have from this paper include
- Social skills are essential for anyone seeking influence in the political process
- A lot of political theory to date completely misses this essential point
- Issue entrepreneurship is a more effective path of influence for most individuals.
- Phil Agre was ~20 years ahead of his time
The attachment of the article is provided in the interest of the public good.
Agre – 2004 – The practical republic Social skills and the prog