Sept. 27, 2021

18: How Technology Changes Us

18: How Technology Changes Us


Does technology really make life better? Not necessarily. While digital technology is inevitably at the core of your organization's mission, we must be careful how we adopt it. We can’t look at any piece of technology as a silver bullet. We can’t let ourselves fall in love.

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Technology trends don't have to be as inevitable as they might appear.

“Our inventions are [nothing more than] improved means to an unimproved end.” — Thoreau

Culture always pays a price for technology.

There are always winners and losers in technological change.

Technological change is not additive; it is ecological.



[2:29] The insanity of silver bullets

[3:16] Change happens on the inside

[4:44] Neil Postman's 5 ideas on technological change



"Five Things We Need to Know About Technological Change" by Neil Postman (1998)

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