Is technology neutral? Does it influence us, or do we influence it? Has the device become the user? All these are questions, I’ve been wrestling with over the last few months. I’ve read several books on discipleship and technology (reviewed a great one the other day) trying to discern where the line is and what the line is for.
I’ve begun reading “From the Garden to the City” by John Dyer. In his introduction he raises these questions and begins to challenge his readers to think through their answers. What would the consequences be if technology wasn’t neutral? What would they be if it was?
Introductions to books often just raise questions; they rarely start to answer them. Over the next few weeks, though, I’ll be reviewing a chapter of Dyer’s book each Wednesday. We will be looking at his conclusions to these questions.
What do you think? Is technology neutral?
Make sure to read Church Mag’s article on the Intro here.
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