9780679745402

Technopoly

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  • ISBN13:

    9780679745402

  • ISBN10:

    0679745408

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 3/31/1993
  • Publisher: Vintage

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
1. The Judgment of Thamus
3(18)
2. From Tools to Technocracy
21(19)
3. From Technocracy to Technopoly
40(16)
4. The Improbable World
56(15)
5. The Broken Defenses
71(21)
6. The Ideology of Machines: Medical Technology
92(15)
7. The Ideology of Machines: Computer Technology
107(16)
8. Invisible Technologies
123(21)
9. Scientism
144(20)
10. The Great Symbol Drain
164(17)
11. The Loving Resistance Fighter
181(20)
Notes 201(6)
Bibliography 207(4)
Index 211

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