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Technopoly by Neil Postman


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Neil Postman offers historical and social arguments to support his theory that the U.S. is in danger of becoming a "technopoly," a system in which technology rules over social institutions and national life, and becomes self-justifying, self-perpetuating, and omnipresent. Postman traces the historical movement of technology from being a support system for a culture's traditions to competing with them, and finally, to creating a totalitarian order with no use for tradition at all. He'll examine how technology comes to redefine our perceptions of everything from religion to politics to truth - and how alternative way of living become invisible and irrelevant. While tools and technologies are indispensable to any culture, he argues, we must understand and control them and place them in the context of our larger human goals, our social values, and our national intentions.

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