Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology

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Random House LLC, 01.06.2011 - 240 Seiten
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In this witty, often terrifying work of cultural criticism, the author of Amusing Ourselves to Death chronicles our transformation into a Technopoly: a society that no longer merely uses technology as a support system but instead is shaped by it--with radical consequences for the meanings of politics, art, education, intelligence, and truth.


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Review: Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology

Nutzerbericht  - Lisbeth - Goodreads

It has been a long time since I read this, but it has been a conversational touchstone since then. At the outset Postman got me to thinking of the development of language and writing as technology ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - David - Goodreads

Very good. He definitely makes a compelling case for the ways that technology are destroying culture and making people slaves to the machine. It's a few years out of date (published before the advent of Smart Phones) but still applicable! Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Inhalt

From Tools to Technocracy
From Technocracy to Technopoly
The Improbable World
The Broken Defenses
Medical Technology
Computer Technology
Invisible Technologies
Scientism
The Great Symbol Drain
The Loving Resistance Fighter
Notes
Bibliography
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Über den Autor (2011)

Neil Postman was chairman of the department of communication arts at New York University. He passed away in 2003. Steve Powers is an Emmy Award-winning journalist with more than forty-five years experience in broadcast news.

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