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Technopoly : the surrender of culture to technology

Author: Neil Postman
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this witty, often terrifying work of cultural criticism, the author of Amusing Ourselves to Death chronicles our transformation into a Technopoly: a society that no longer merely uses technology as a support system but instead is shaped by it--with radical consequences for the meanings of politics, art, education, intelligence, and truth.
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Postman, Neil.
Technopoly.
New York : Knopf, 1992
(OCoLC)555428287
Online version:
Postman, Neil.
Technopoly.
New York : Knopf, 1992
(OCoLC)608408234
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Postman
ISBN: 9780394582726 0394582721
OCLC Number: 24694343
Description: xii, 222 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The judgment of Thamus --
From tools to technocracy --
From technocracy to technopoly --
The improbable world --
The broken defenses --
The ideology of machines : medical technology --
The ideology of machines : computer technology --
Invisible technologies --
Scientism --
The great symbol drain --
The loving resistance fighter.
Responsibility: Neil Postman.
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In this witty, often terrifying work of cultural criticism, the author of Amusing Ourselves to Death chronicles our transformation into a Technopoly: a society that no longer merely uses technology as a support system but instead is shaped by it--with radical consequences for the meanings of politics, art, education, intelligence, and truth.

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