Technopoly : the surrender of culture to technology /

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Author / Creator:Postman, Neil.
Edition:1st Vintage books ed.
Imprint:New York : Vintage Books, 1993.
Description:xii, 222 pages ; 21 cm
Subject:Technology -- Social aspects.
Technology -- Social aspects.
Technologie - Aspect social.
Technologie -- Aspect social.
Format: Print Book
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Notes:Originally published: 1st ed. New York : Knopf, 1992.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-210) and index.
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Summary:A social critic argues that the United States has become a "technopoly"--A system that sacrifices social institutions for self-perpetuating technological advancement--and suggests ways to use technical skills to enhance our democracy.
Table of Contents:
  • The judgment of Thamus
  • From tools to technocracy
  • From technocracy to technopoly
  • The improbable world
  • The broken defenses
  • The ideology of machines: medical technology
  • The ideology of machines: computer technology
  • Invisible technologies
  • Scientism
  • The great symbol drain
  • The loving resistance fighter.