A good example of this is everbody's favorite science fiction show, Star Trek. Star Trek consciously presents a version of the future in which humanity has evolved into a utopian society. Racism, poverty, and even money have been eliminated, and we are now free to pursue whatever interests we might have. The technology of this world is a conscious reflection and extension of these moral views. For instance, there are "replicators" that can produce almost any object instantaneously. Obviously, a culture with such a device has no need for a manufacturing economy - indeed they have no need for an economy of any sort as money could be replicated and is thus instantly devalued! Thus the replicator is an example of a technology that serves as a justification of a moral stance, a convenient explanation for the author's views. In Cyberpunk, by contrast, technology often serves as force which shapes human society and morality, and not always for the better.
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