Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology

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-Besides Ian, Manuel and Mathew… Neil Postman is our most astute and engaging cultural critic. In this book he launches a trenchant-and harrowing!-warning against the tyranny of machines over man in the late twentieth century. We live in a time when physical well being is determined by CAT scans and colonoscopies. The human mind needs deprogramming and computers catch viruses. In this world Technopoly of self justifying, self-perpetuating systems where technology of every kind is granted sovereignty over social institutions and national life. In the end though not to worry… technology placed within the context of our larger human goals and social values, is an invaluable instrument for furthering the most worthy human endeavors.