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base698 · 2019-04-05 · Original thread
“Technopoly is a state of culture. It is also a state of mind. It consists in the deification of technology, which means that the culture seeks its authorization in technology, finds its satisfactions in technology, and takes its orders from technology.”

“Technopoly is to say that its information immune system is inoperable. Technopoly is a form of cultural AIDS, which I here use as an acronym for Anti-Information Deficiency Syndrome. This is why it is possible to say almost anything without contradiction provided you begin your utterance with the words “A study has shown …” or “Scientists now tell us that …” More important, it is why in a Technopoly there can be no transcendent sense of purpose or meaning, no cultural coherence. Information is dangerous when it has no place to go, when there is no theory to which it applies, no pattern in which it fits, when there is no higher purpose that it serves. Alfred North Whitehead called such information “inert,” but that metaphor is too passive. Information without regulation can be lethal.”

― Neil Postman, Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology

jazzyb · 2015-06-25 · Original thread
You might be interested in Neil Postman's Technopoly:

It reasons along a similar vein.

base698 · 2014-05-16 · Original thread
If you haven't read it, Technopoly is really great. It outlines some of the unintended consequences of what you mention. Technology has an effect of changing how you see the world. In ancient times of oral history everything was a song. After the printing press everything a list. When the clock comes around, time becomes a resource and pressure to produce increases.

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