Technology in America

An essay on the role of technology in America, its ideology, and its impact on our culture, democracy and character. Here’s the last paragraph:

In the middle of the turbulent 1930s, with Nazism, Fascism, and Stalinism flourishing, T. S. Eliot wrote of men who dreamed “of systems so perfect that no one will need to be good.”11 The ideology of technology tempts us in a similar manner. In the end we always find that such dreams yield nightmares that are all too real. If America’s ongoing experiment in democracy and economic freedom is to endure, we will need to think again about cultivating the necessary habits of the heart and resisting the allure of the ideology of technology.

The article also mentions the author’s blog, The Frailest Thing, which looks interesting too. For example, there’s a post on The Self in the Age of Digital Reproduction. And much more.

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