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Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology by Neil Postman

By Neil Postman

During this witty, frequently terrifying paintings of cultural feedback, the writer of Amusing Ourselves to Death chronicles our transformation right into a Technopoly: a society that now not in basic terms makes use of expertise as a help approach yet as a substitute is formed through it—with radical effects for the meanings of politics, paintings, schooling, intelligence, and fact.

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