Technology and anarchy : a reading of our era / Simona Chiodo.

Author
Chiodo, Simona [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Lanham : Lexington Books, [2020]
  • ©2020
Description
xiii, 151 pages ; 24 cm

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Series
Postphenomenology and the philosophy of technology [More in this series]
Summary note
In Technology and Anarchy: A Reading of Our Era, Simona Chiodo argues that our technological era can be read as the most radical form of anarchism ever experienced. People are not only removing the role of the expert as a mediator, but also trying, for the first time in history, to replace the role of a transcendent god itselft by creating, especially through information technology, a totally immanent technological entity characterized by the typical ontological prerogatives of the divine: omnipresence (by being everywhere), omniscience (by knowing everthing, especially about us), omnipotence (by having power, especially over us), and inscrutability--back cover.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-143) and index.
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The Evolution of Prometheus, from Past to Present to Future -- 2. Homo anarchicus -- 3. Reading Our Technological Era -- 4. Radical Externalization -- 5. Farewell to Humans? -- 6. The Most Radical Form of Anarchism We Have Ever Experienced -- Conclusion -- References -- Index -- About the Author.
ISBN
  • 9781793632944 ((hbk.))
  • 1793632944 ((hbk.))
LCCN
2020945945
OCLC
1230546950
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