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Technopoly

The Surrender of Culture to Technology

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Technopoly

The Surrender of Culture to Technology

1st ed.
  • 3.80 ·
  • 5 Ratings
  • 12 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading
  • 6 Have read
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Publisher
Vintage
Language
English
Pages
240

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With characteristic wit and candor, Neil Postman, our most astute and engaging cultural critic, 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 scan results. Facts need the substantiation of statistical study. The human mind needs "deprogramming" while computers catch devastating "viruses." We live, then, in a Technopoly -- a self-justifying, self-perpetuating system wherein technology of every kind is cheerfully granted sovereignty over social institutions and national life.

In this provocative work, the author of Amusing Ourselves to Death chronicles our transformation from a society that uses technology to one that is shaped by it, as he traces its effects upon what we mean by politics, intellect, religion, history--even privacy and truth. But if Technopoly is disturbing, it is also a passionate rallying cry filled with a humane rationalism as it asserts the manifold means by which technology, placed within the context of our larger human goals and social values, is an invaluable instrument for furthering the most worthy human endeavors. --Publisher

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Technopoly
August 1997, Blackstone Audiobooks
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Technopoly: the surrender of culture to technology
1993, Vintage Books
in English - 1st Vintage Books ed.
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Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology
1993, Vintage
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Technopoly: the surrender of culture to technology
1992, Knopf
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-210) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
303.48/3
Library of Congress
T14.5 .P667 1992, T14.5, T14.5 .P667 1993

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xii, 222 p. ;
Number of pages
240
Dimensions
8 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
Weight
9.6 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1567557M
ISBN 10
0394582721
ISBN 13
9780679745402
LCCN
91053121, 92050584
Library Thing
46821
Goodreads
1519838

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