Culture and Colossus: Two Visions of Technology

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Grant Morrison, Professor Emeritus of History at Long Island University (not the comic book writer), offers a superb essay comparing two opposing visions of humanity’s technological past, present, and future: O. B. Hardison, as put forth in Disappearing Through the Skylight: Culture and Technology in the Twentieth Century, and Neal Postman, in his classic Technopoly: The Surrender [Read More...]

Second Nature Journal

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Brantly Millegan, Benjamin Robertson, and Read Mercer Schuchardt are announcing the official launch of Second Nature today. Described as “an online journal for critical thinking about technology and new media in light of the Christian tradition,” it published longer, more thoughtful pieces on the intersection of faith and technology. There’s an appealing McLuhanite sensibility and an impressive roster of contributors [Read More...]

The Kurzweil Reality Distortion Field

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Steve Jobs must have left his famous Reality Distortion Field to Ray Kurzweil, because nothing else can explain why intelligent people continue to listen to a man who says such utter nonsense. Please note carefully: I didn’t say Kurzweil was stupid. His inventions, particularly his work on OCR and speech recognition, were pioneering. But once [Read More...]


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