Of course, technology doesn’t need to make us happy—indeed if it is capable of wanting, as Kelly suggests it is, it would be advised against wanting our happiness. From the point of view of a selfish technium, happiness is the bug: too much of it gets in the way of technology pursuing its fate or telos or autonomous ends. Our selfish genes, after all, never propagated themselves by placing happiness at the top of their agenda, much less the happiness of the denizens of the biosphere as a whole. Think of the females of a certain species of parasitic fly who live out their entire lives, wingless and blind, in the abdomen of their wasp hosts. The question, when it comes to technology’s evolutionary drive: are we technology’s host, or its pest? We could end up wingless and blind in the belly of technology, and technology would not mind at all.