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Seeking Techno Justice January 29, 2009

Posted by boricuagirl1801 in communication, technology.
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Technology has its way of taking over society. We replace people with machines to create faster materials, such as clothing, electronics, and food. Even so, people are trying to make a way for technology to fit into genetics, mainly having control over reproductive rights and taking over women’s roles as caregivers. Eugenics play a role in technological issues because technology is stepping into a world  that is mainly meant for people.

Technology also separates people causing many forms of miscommunication. An example of this would be instant messenger and cell phones. These devices cause people to use these alternate forms of communication, rather than talking to people in person. It is given that these technologies do help, but ultimately it gets out of hand.

It would be impossible to seek techno justice when society is so entranced by technology and how it works. People are always into the newest gadgets and phones—we can’t help but purchase these items because we want the newest things. I think in order to create justice we need to backtrack forms of technology. It would definitely be difficult to do, and it might be impossible to fulfill.


1. slickpig - January 31, 2009

I don’t think I agree that we have to backtrack technology. I think, for many of the examples that you have given, it is not the fault of technology, but the people that utilize this technology. For example, genetics and reproductive technologies aren’t necessarily bad for women. They are when women themselves don’t have the choice to utilize them, or they are used on them against their will- as with issues of forced sterilization or eugenics (On a strange sidenote, the founder of Planned Parenthood was involved with eugenics). But saying we need to backtrack all reproductive technologies? I think that is a bit drastic. People who feel the need to have every new gadget might just be consumer whores and nothing more.

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