During the panel, Berg and Nanjiani told stories about what they learned about technology in the process of their research. The former mentioned Alexa and the fact that it was essentially listening in on and transcribing our lives. He expressed concern that the engineers he met with didn’t seem to place much weight on the morality issues surrounding the technology. “Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should,” he said. On the show’s ability to start conversations about the dark side of technology: “I think tech as a business has started to realize that they may have broken the world…[and done] overwhelming damage to the moral and essential fabric of life.”
But rather than thinking about how it’s going to wind down, we just want to see how this season plays out and then after that, yeah, it might be time to start thinking about, “Where are we going with this thing?” But so far, we’ve done a good job just taking each season as it comes, and that’s probably where we’ll continue to go. This Season 5 finale, in my mind, is probably the closest thing to a series finale that I ever could have envisioned if I had envisioned one. So we’re into uncharted territory.