Thinking About Technology  : How the Technological Mind Misreads Reality

Thinking About Technology : How The Technological Mind Misreads Reality

by Gil Germain
3.71 of 5 Votes: 4
ISBN
1498549543
Pages
186 Pages
Published
Lexington Books , 04.08.2017
Publisher
Lexington Books
The world we make reflects the way reality is perceived, and today the world is perceived primarily in technological terms. So argues Gil Germain in Thinking About Technology: How the Technological Mind Misreads Reality. Given the connection between perception and action, or thinking and doing, Germain first highlights the central features of technological worldview to better understand the contemporary drive to master the conditions of human existence. He then boldly proposes that the technological worldview seriously misreads the nature of the world it seeks mastery over, and shows how this misinterpretation invariably leads to the technologically-related challenges currently vexing the contemporary social order, from the drift toward a posthuman future to the anti-globalization backlash. Germain closes Thinking About Technology by articulating an alternative worldview to the technological perspective and illustrating how this re-reading of reality might help us inhabit the technological landscape in ways better attuned to the human condition.

Gil Germain is professor of political thought at the University of Prince Edward Island.

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