Neil Postman

Postman, N. (1993). Technopoly: The surrender of culture to technology. New York: Vintage Books.

http://teach.boxwith.com/context/postman-technopoly.pdf

Neil Postman  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Postman  , in his book Technolopoly, emphasizes the dangers of assuming that technology is neutral suggesting that, although a useful tool, the effects and potential changes that it can have on society and culture should not be underestimated.  While he is not writing from a First Nations perspective, we can extrapolate that all cultures are affected by global changes brought on by technology and our rapid and often unchecked adoption of it. While he does not describe himself as a technophobe he does underline the importance of spirituality, morality and the human narrative which can often get lost in our race towards globalization and technological advancement.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.