Based on the Postman reading and my notes a technopoly seems to be a culture in which the world view is predicated on technologies. The people in a technopoly blindly and totally believe in the power of technology aove everything else. They think technology is great, and is the means by which humans progress.
I guess I am not a believer in this view. I think technology is really cool, but I don't really know if it is improving our lives. People in technopolies generally have lots of money and stuff and can do a lot more things than people in tool-using cultures, but our their lives better?
Technology and Nature both evolve. Like organisms in nature, technology changes to fit our needs or is replaced by better technology. However, the evolution in technology is much faster than evolution in nature. It takes many generations for a measurable change to occur in a species, whereas a newer, better, technological something comes out every day.
Despite this important similarity, technology isn’t an order of nature. Evolution is a tool used to support life. It allows nature to order life into complex ecosystems. Technology, as we know it, is separate from nature. It started out as a way for early humans to support their lives, but nowadays, most technology does little to support life and often times can hinder it. Nuclear weapons, global warming, and overpopulation are all results of technology. To me, something that harms nature as much as technology does can’t be considered an order of nature.