>>483999>Socialism is pro-technology
Socialism is neither necessarily "pro-technology" nor "anti-technology". The question is which technology & for what purpose does the technology exist?
>The overwhelming majority of people building technology do so because they want to make the world a better place
Muh great thinker/scientist narrative is just as delusional as muh great entrepenaur. The majority of "technology" is not invented by one person or even a small group of people contributed to in part by many people, corporations, institutions, etc. Very few great discoveries today are made by one person, many people unknowingly/unconsciously contribute to said discoveries to a point where naming a single "discoverer" or "inventor" just doesn't sense.
>That means the capitalists have a problem that technology enthusiasts are now going to look for other ideologies that do let them contribute to a better world via technology.
Again you're falling into the trap that great ideas/great "technology" is produced by great men. It isn't, and hasn't been since back in the days when level of collective knowledge was low enough that single weaponized autist could learn the entirety of human knowledge in his lifetime & apply it to whatever field.
The renaissance man/"great scientist" is just as much a fairy tale as the great entrepreneur. Science cultism is as much a pety-bourgeois narrative as entrepreneur worship.
We're seeing no such drive in real time. Most scientists are just as overworked, tired and stressed as everybody else. They're just as prone to mindrot and as everybody as, and as members of the privileged pety-bourgeoisie/LA, like journos/lawyers, etc, they are loyal to the dominant system.
In the past it may have been the case that scientists drifted towards socialism, but social decay + massive degeneration in the education system plus drift to hyper specialisation have rendered most "scientists" and STEM types inverted cripples, excelling at physical application of a particular field or set of fields at best but absolutely fucking retarded when it comes to anything outside said fields & unable to form any kind of concrete analysis of things.
OP is either a STEMlord who has drank the science cultist coolaid or he's a science cultist who has never interacted with real scientists IRL. Most STEM types in the west, muh scientists/doctors, are fucking retarded. Talking with them about anything outside of their hyperspecialization is like talking like to a very smug, ego driven brick wall and frankly, you can have a more meaningful conversation with illiterate third-world peasants most of the time.
If a revolution were to occur, these scientists/doctors would form the basis of reaction and frankly, most of them are going to need to be liquidated.
>Therefor it is imperative that socialists appear as tech friendly.
Define tech. What technology? And for what purpose?
>Lets not forget that the bourgeoisie knows very well that technological advances can lead to a change in class relations in society
Theory of productive forces, this is exactly what led to market socialist mindrot. While a Dengist type strategy may be necessary as a survival move for smaller socialist states (ie Vietnam, Laos, Cuba) it was never necessary in China's case as it already had a sufficient base level of industrial development necessary to sustain a soviet style mass industrialization push. This is effectively proven by the DPRK, who arguably had a harder time than China, lower industrial capabilities, smaller labour force, less natural resources, and still pulled off an equivalent but *EVEN* level of development to China.
Could go on and on but TL;DR
OP is caught up in bourgeois science cultism, is conflating development (which Marxists absolute support) with the fantasy of Sid Meir's civilization style linear & infinite technological/social development which he sees as been driven by great individuals. Commentors don't understand what Malthusianism or is or who luddites were, and are labelling anybody who doesn't believe in infinite growth in a world full of finite resources via hypothetical star trek magical technology or asteroid mining, fantasies of space colonization etc as primitivist luddites & anti-socialists/poverty worshippers.
Irony of the world is that those who push Science cultism the hardest often times have the lowest level of scientific literacy & are high on IFLS/black science man tier pop science.