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Technopoly Audiobook

Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology

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In this witty, often terrifying work of cultural criticism, Postman chronicles our transformation into a Technopoly: a society that no longer merely uses technology as a support system but instead is shaped by it. According to Postman, technology is rapidly gaining sovereignty over social institutions and national life to become self-justifying, self-perpetuating, and omnipresent. He warns that this will have radical consequences for the meanings of politics, art, religion, family, education, privacy, intelligence, and truth, as they are redefined to fit the requirements of the technological thought-world.

©1992 Neil Postman (P)2000 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    With 10:48 left in chapter 4, there is a jump that is clearly an error. Two unrelated thoughts get connected across the break. This needs a fix.

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    Reading this book was insightful... Considering the book was published in 1992 the contents are relevant in 2015.

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    This is indispensable to philosophy of science and/or technology. Postman is more relevant now than ever.

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