Technology is the answer, but what was the question?

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Whatever we do and wherever we are, we are surrounded by a multiplicity of technologies and the last decades showed an exponential application of ´new technologies´. Who for instance would want to miss our smartphones? It is a bizarre discrepancy: a slum dweller in India does not have access to proper sanitation and drinking water but he has better communication tools than the president of the USA 20 years ago. With one single tool we enjoy almost unlimited communication, direct access to the internet, we can find every spot via GPS, take pictures and make movies with better and better cameras and profit of more and more features like for medical checks or even life saving devices. On the other hand and without suffering from paranoia, the potentials for permanent control of our location, of who we are communicating with, what we write and talk, of our shopping behaviour or of other lifestyle habits, need to be mentioned as well as the fact that our direct social contacts decreased in the decade of the smartphone. So are these only minor ´side effects´ which might be controllable, but as a whole advanced technologies are great and improve our life?
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelPerspectives on Technology is the answer, but what was the question?
RedaktørerWalter Unterrainer, Anne Mette Boye
Antal sider6
Udgivelses stedAarhus
ForlagArkitektskolens Forlag
Publikationsdato4 maj 2016
Sider6-11
ISBN (Trykt)978-87-90979-56-0
StatusUdgivet - 4 maj 2016
Begivenhedopen room 2015: technology is the answer, but what was the question ? - AAA, Aarhus AAA, Danmark
Varighed: 26 maj 201526 maj 2015

Konference

Konferenceopen room 2015
LokationAAA
LandDanmark
ByAarhus AAA
Periode26/05/201526/05/2015
NavnOPEN ROOM
Vol/bind2

Emneord

  • semi-teknologier
  • teknofili
  • teknofobi

Kunstnerisk udviklingsvirksomhed (KUV)

  • Nej

Citationsformater

Unterrainer, W. (2016). Technology is the answer, but what was the question? I W. Unterrainer, & A. M. Boye (red.), Perspectives on Technology is the answer, but what was the question? (s. 6-11). Arkitektskolens Forlag. OPEN ROOM, Bind. 2