Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Technology's Attack on "Dirty Jobs"

Mike Rowe's Ted TV talk found here is worth watching. He forces us to reflect on how technology, media and modern society is waging a war on, what he argues, is an important part of our culture - dirty jobs. IMHO he's got it right and this is well worth a watch. It is another way that technology is breaking our culture - and creating a new one that we don't know recognize. I like the many ideas he suggests we should consider. Things like humility in the face of our ignorance, reflection on our lives and what gives them value, and finally, what place do we want technology to have in our lives and what is the Faustian bargain in accepting it.

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