Technology & Culture

Technology is a reification of culture—it’s a materialization of our rituals, practices and aspirations. It’s not so much a tool or something purely instrumental as it is itself culture. We make it not to do things but as an expression of culture—it just happens to be expressed in things that take batteries or have a screen or require technical specifications, industry standards, FCC approvals and tooling to manufacture.

Talking to the Future Humans – The Future of Pointless Things – Vice interviews Julian Bleecker of the Near Future Laboratory.

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