Questions towards technologies #2

  • What is the totality of its effects, its “ecology”?
  • How does it affect our perception of our needs?
  • How does it affect our way of seeing and experiencing the world?
  • Does it foster a diversity of forms of knowledge?
  • What does it make?
  • What does it allow us to ignore?
  • Is it the least imposing technology available for the task?
  • Can it be responsive to organic circumstance?
  • Does it concentrate or equalize power?
  • Does it require a bureaucracy for its perpetuation?
  • Does it cause ugliness?
  • What noise does it make?
  • What pace does it set?
  • […]

(From 76 Reasonable Questions to ask about any technology by Jacques Ellul)

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