The Technological Society

The-technological-society-smallRecommended by Dvorak, “The Technological Society” approaches technique from a sociological perspective and explains how it is fundamentally totalitarian. It also makes for a more socially-acceptable reference than the Unabomber’s manifesto.

Nice quote:

“The Technological Society is one of the most important books of the second half of the twentieth century. In it, Jacques Ellul convincingly demonstrates that technology, which we continue to conceptualize as the servant of man, will overthrow everything that prevents the internal logic of its development, including humanity itself — unless we take the necessary steps to move human society out of the environment that ‘technique’ is creating to meet its own needs.”– Robert Theobald, The Nation