Overall, I think that Technopoly was a powerful book. At first, I continually disagreed with the points he brought up. As I read on, I had to admit that his concerns were significant. With the last chapter, Postman significantly boosted his ethos. He finally explained how we can keep ourselves from sliding too far into mindless “technopoly,” something that I had been waiting to hear. I think that what we interpreted as a bitter, negative tone could have been easily avoided if Postman had offered constructive comments and solutions throughout the book. This chapter was by far the most optimistic.
In this chapter, Postman writes about the value of education and the reason why we should be educated. His conclusion is that education should be pursued not for one’s country, one’s own personal gain, or for immediate “technical” results. Instead, Postman says, education should be an opportunity to consider and celebrate the progress humans have made. This perspective on education is unique, interesting, and positive, and it’s a good way to conclude the book.