"We're suspicious of new technology because we're suspicious of capitalism" | Blog | Royal Academy of Arts

Is "smart" technology in the home a good thing? What was once about reducing labour and increasing entertainment is radically reframed in the face of 21st-century capitalism, says architect and writer Jack Self. San Francisco, with its proximity to Silicon Valley and its central role in this century's tech boom, is one of the most technologically advanced cities on Earth.