Re: The enemy within

From: Robert Owen (
Date: Sat Jan 08 2000 - 15:36:14 MST

Bryan Moss wrote:

> What's wrong with technological determinism?

It all depends on who is in control of whom, and
how you feel about that. It depends on how you
feel about being a means to an end. Do you use
your tools or do they use you? Would you prefer
to choose your future, or submit to one that has
been prepared for you by a machine subject to
all the limits of our current technological develop-
ment? Do you prefer to think of yourself as an
autonomous agent or as a deferential servant?

The answer to your question depends entirely
upon who you think you are.


Robert M. Owen
The Orion Institute
57 W. Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712-3659 USA

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