Puritanism may evolve into a technological variant based on norms of delegation of actions and perceptions to Artificial Intelligence. Instead of training self-control, people may be expected to cede their agency to self-controlled machines. The cost-benefit balance of this machine puritanism may be less aversive to wealthy individualistic democracies than the old puritanism they have abandoned.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 46, n. e297, 2023