Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Neil Postman on the "God of Technology" - 1995

Why Neil Postman thinks it is not too far off to label Technology a GOD in the culture we live in: “. . . in the sense that people believe technology works, that they rely on it, that it makes promises, that they are bereft when denied access to it, that they are delighted when they are in its presence, that for most people it works in mysterious ways, that they condemn people who speak against it, that they stand in awe of it, and that in the born-again ode, they will alter their lifestyles, their schedules, their habits, and their relationships to accommodate it.”

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