08 March 2007

QotD for 8 Mar., 2007

Technology changes the way we view social problems. Older mechanical technologies make us see the world as deterministic, knowable and manipulable. New emergent technologies like the Internet teach us that control is an illusion, the universe is out of control and laughing at us, and that the more we watch and control, the more problems we have.

--- Cory Doctorow

[via boingboing]

1 comment:

David said...

BTW, retired UCC pastor Jack Good's book The Dishonest Church will show you how the presence of deterministic, control-oriented, chaos-intolerant people vs. chaos-tolerant people comfortable with emergent systems can fundamentally determine the way we Christians "do church."