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On Neil Postman's book "Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology"
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On Neil Postman's book "Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology"
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
08:28:58 GMT

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Blog Post by Apollia, owner and administrator of Non24.Com and Non24.Org

I recently read a fascinating book:

Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology by Neil Postman

Sample

Hopefully, this book will be available on your local library's OverDrive website, which has legally free ebooks you can borrow and read on your computer or phone.

Among other things, the sample contains a paragraph about the origins of the mechanical clock, and the unintended, unpredicted side effects it had on the world, which I guess probably contributed a lot to our present-day predicament of being oppressed by strict, inflexible schedules.


The book is copyrighted 1992, but, I think much of what it says is still worth pondering even 27 years later, because our world's societies have become even more engulfed and transformed by technology than they already were when the book was written.

If I recall correctly, the book doesn't mention sleep issues at all, but it does have a lot to say about the field of medicine and its history, among many other things.

I don't entirely agree with everything the book says, but it was still one of the most thought-provoking books I've read in a while (or ever), so I wanted to mention it.

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