PHI 106 Technology and Society
Technology is not neutral, not merely the sum of devices and techniques we use to support and enhance our day-to-day existence. Our engagement with technology has become the new normal, a way of life that deeply affects how we prioritize values, relate to one another and understand ourselves. This course will critically examine the effects of our techno-centric society, its personal and social benefits and disadvantages. Particular attention will be given to historical developments and current issues, unquestioned assumptions about technological progress and the extent to which our identities are shaped by our immersion in the digital matrix.