Summary

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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By DB on 20-01-18

Must read!

You have to read/hear this (and Oliver James' The Selfish Capitalist Origins of Affluenza) to properly understand (and be able to articulate) what it is about our modern world that is making us so ignorant, controllable, and unhappy.

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By Dave M on 19-07-16

Indispensable

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

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3 out of 5 stars
By D. Cassidy on 30-04-15

Error in recording

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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