After reading through the article Technopoly by Neil Postman I have developed my understanding of a technopoly. A technolopy is a new form of technology that somehow betters our way of life, and after it betters our way of life, we are told of how bad it is for us. As I am writing this blog, I am using a technolopy . The Blog has taken the journal and made it an online event for everyone to read. Blogging and the e-mail are technologies that make our lives so much easier. We do not need to mail a hand-written note across the country when we can type it and send it in less than a second. With these technolopies come instant messaging and text messaging.
Communication is a technolopy in itself. At first glance, these technolopies don’t seem to harm us in any manner, but maybe in ten years we will discover that we are less social beings. If all we do is communicate through machines all day and never in person, this is a possible scenario.