The thing is…

October 20, 2008 § Leave a comment

that our collective attitude toward technology in our lives might be compared to a colonial attitude toward the Orient or the East. Technology, and digital technology, are percieved with ambivalence, both as a solution to our ills, and as the causation of those ills. Who among us does not owe our life, or the life of a family member, to a technological intervention? And yet, our collective attitude toward technology is consumerist, reckless and disdainful, especially when we consider the life cycle of a piece of digital technology, that it will end up, in fairly short order, creating a toxic mountain of cast off plastics and metals. Forming yet another underclass in the service of gleaning value from the waste.

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