Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Moore's Law and the End of Democracy

Cass Sunstein's book republic.com, from Princeton University Press is a good read about information technologies role in the fragmentation and extremism in society. If you are interested in the idea that technologies enable the filtering of information at the individual level, thus allowing us to only be exposed to those ideas we like, which in turn leads to fragmentation and extremism then pick yourself up a copy and read it. Good book!!

To me, Sunstein supports Neil Postman's notion that technology is destroying our culture's defenses.

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