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Society and Technology

  • Initially, it is not technology that transforms society, but society that transforms technology.
  • Later, when technology transforms society, it is basically society that transforms itself via a technology that it shaped in its own image.
  • The history of the human race is the history of society's increasing dependence on a new technology with unpredictable side effects that end up requiring the creation of and the increasing dependence on a new technology"
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