Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 1, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 240 pages
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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Contents

Cover
From Tools to Technocracy
From Technocracy to Technopoly
The Improbable World
The Broken Defenses
Medical Technology
Computer Technology
Invisible Technologies
Scientism
Notes
Bibliography
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Neil Postman was University Professor, Paulette Goddard Chair of Media Ecology, and Chair of the Department of Culture and Communication at New York University. Among his twenty books are studies of childhood (The Disappearance of Childhood), public discourse (Amusing Ourselves to Death), education (Teaching as a Subversive Activity and The End of Education), and the impact of technology (Technopoly). His interest in education was long-standing, beginning with his experience as an elementary and secondary school teacher. He died in 2003.

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