1st August 2002 - More Techno Criticism

With the offset in Thamus´ rejection of writing as a new discovery to the benefit of the public, "Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology" by Neil Postman takes us through the journey that United States has taken into technopoly. Technopoly is in its purest for the absence of anything but "scientific" fact, including our past! Though the computer aided standardization of reason into theories, people into statistics and gods into commercials, technopoly has left us searching for reason in clinical emptiness. Neil Postman presents his arguments with devastating precision, thus is able to voice both criticism as well as suggestions for the open mind of the reader.

This book is definitely worth reading for every one of us, who on a daily basis work with computerization of various processes. Neil Postman is not critical to computers and science; he is critical to the absence of humanity and depth, whenever these tools are applied without the aim of making things better for the people.

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