There are deeper fears, people are afraid technology will make them less free, make them less powerful in a personal way.
And that’s entirely possible. And in fact there are lost of good examples of that, the defence industry being a major one.
Technology can also empower. You can take that argument all the way back and say that the first apelike humanoid who used a tool, was the guy who put the first nail in our coffin. It’s not my arm it’s a hammer! Does that mean I’ve lost power to the hammer? Or does that mean I can build a cathedral?
The question is not is the medium intriensically evil or scary, the question is whether or not we have a culture, and a society and a group of artists who can rise to the occasion of using it in a way that enhances us.”
Published by bernard on September 1, 2014