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Introduction One thing I am certain of is that technology is here to stay and if you dont get on board the technology train you will be left at the last station From the time people are born into this world until the time they pass away technology will be a part of human ife and it will be constantly changing On the surface Neil Postmans book Technopoly could be conceived as an attempt to undermine the purpose and quality of new technologies This book follows the course of technology and shows when how and why technology became a dangerous enemy to human existence Postman sees technology as a blessing and a curse that gives and takes away from social structure This means for every benefit a new technology offers there is always equivalent drawbacks The problem lies when the drawbacks far exceed the significance of the benefit In this book Postman expounds upon the increasing dependence by society on technology and the consequences benefits and results of moving through the three critical stages of technology Tool-Using Culture Technocracy and Technopoly At one point in time all societies were tool-using cultures The main characteristic of all tool-using cultures is that their tools were largely invented to do two things to solve specific and urgent problems of physical life such as in the use of waterpower windmills and the heavy-wheeled plow or to serve the symbolic world of art politics myth ritual and religion Postman 23 The tool-using cultures were governed by spiritual principles and tradition not by personal gain or power In the 17th century the English statesman and Father of Modern Science Francis Bacon 1561-1626 believed that natural philosophy what we call science could be applied to the solution of practical problems and so the idea of modern technology was born The History Guide 2001 As technology emerged and technocracy took hold focus slowly shifted from family and religious values to personal enterprise
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