Saturday, June 16, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
Professor who summarized the impact of technology on society 30 years ago seems prescient now, in the age of smartphones and social media
”Three decades ago, a historian wrote six laws to explain society’s unease with the power and pervasiveness of technology. Though based on historical examples taken from the Cold War, the laws read as a cheat sheet for explaining our era of Facebook, Google, the iPhone and FOMO.
You’ve probably never heard of these principles or their author, Melvin Kranzberg, a professor of the history of technology at Georgia Institute of Technology who died in 1995.