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Record 1 1986-04-14


Subject field(s)
  • Economic and Industrial Sociology

The danger of the technofix mentality. When we fall into the trap of believing or, more accurately, hoping that technology will solve all our problems, we are actually abdicating the high touch of personal responsibility ... In our minds, at least, technology is always on the verge of liberating as from personal discipline and responsibility. Only it never does or it never will.


  • Sociologie économique et industrielle

Les dangers de l'obnubilation technologique. Tomber dans le piège qui consiste à croire - ou plus exactement à espérer - que la technologie va résoudre tous nos problèmes revient tout simplement à abdiquer notre responsabilité personnelle et ce qu'elle comporte de compensatoire (...) Nous caressons l'espoir - au moins en imagination - que la technologie est à la veille de nous dispenser de toute discipline et de toute responsabilité individuelles. Le malheur est qu'elle n'accomplira jamais rien de semblable.


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