Re: Uncritical Techno-Cheerleaders--was ENTROPIAN ALERT! Another warning for us to organize

From: John Marlow (
Date: Sun Mar 11 2001 - 02:21:30 MST

You are so labeled. Label me otherwise: Technology is an artificial
construct which has no purpose without application. That application,
I would argue, should be in the service of Mankind, or whatever
Mankind becomes. Technology "for its own sake" is, I feel, an unwise
if not foolish team to cheerlead for.


On 10 Mar 2001, at 20:42, Zero Powers wrote:

> >From:
> <snip>
> >We do not want to be or be labeled as
> >uncritical cheerleaders of technology for its own sake, but rather as
> >proponents of a coherent and defensible set of values that improve the
> >quality of life.
> I cannot tell a lie. Feel free to label me an uncritical cheerleader of
> technology for its own sake. I have an ubridled fetish for efficiency. If
> it can be done faster, better, cheaper, I say let's have at it. That
> doesn't necessarily mean however I'm in favor of all *uses* of efficient
> technology. Hitler after all was the most efficient genocidist in history.
> But as for the tech itself, I say bring it on no holds barred.
> -Zero
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John Marlow

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