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RUSSELL E. WILLIS

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Welcome to a world of ideas and words where we can dream and plan and complain and exhort and laugh and cry and consider all the things that makes life worth living well...

November 29, 2018

Being Responsible in the Age of Social Media, Cryptocurrency and Smart Weapons/Cars/Phones

Episode 10

We face a daunting task in an attempt to be a responsible self in an age of pervasive technology. The dynamism, expansion of scale, complexity and interdependence of con...

September 19, 2018

Being Responsible in the Age of Social Media, Cryptocurrency and Smart Weapons/Cars/Phones

Episode 9

The issue of ambivalent technological determinism can be placed into the broader context of the experience of life. Langdon Winner technological ordering functions as a w...

August 28, 2018

Being Responsible in the Age of Social Media, Cryptocurrency and Smart Weapons/Cars/Phones

Episode 8

Ambivalent technological determinism also functions at the level of ideas and values. An "ideological dimension" of technology involves the association of certain ideas,...

August 20, 2018

Being Responsible in the Age of Social Media, Cryptocurrency and Smart Weapons/Cars/Phones

Episode 7

One consequence of ambivalent technology is that the technological ordering can spawn unavoidable choices. Roger Shinn refers to these as "forced options." According to S...

August 15, 2018

Being Responsible in the Age of Social Media, Cryptocurrency and Smart Weapons/Cars/Phones

Episode 6
 

In this episode we will consider several aspects of ambivalent technological determinism. Through this analysis we will discover the political dimension of technology.

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August 10, 2018

Being Responsible in the Age of Social Media, Cryptocurrency and Smart Weapons/Cars/Phones

Episode 5
 

In an age of pervasive technology we function within, and are inexorably bound to, the complex web of relationships that are determined in various ways by technological...

July 13, 2018

Being Responsible in the Age of Social Media, Cryptocurrency and Smart Weapons/Cars/Phones

Episode 4

When we think of technology in today's world, the issue of the scope of responsibility must be addressed. Under what circumstances and within what time frame are we respo...

July 10, 2018

Your Strategic Planning Coach

Mission and Vision

I assume you are reading this blog because you are intrigued by the idea of strategic planning and want to know more. Or you have even committed your organization to pursue strategic planning and you want to get started. O...

July 2, 2018

Being Responsible in the Age of Social Media, Cryptocurrency and Smart Weapons/Cars/Phones

Episode 3

Who Is Homo technicus?
 

In Episode 2 of this series I proposed that technology is most accurately understood as a mode of human activity-- the extension and enhancement o...

June 16, 2018

Technology is a mode of human activity, namely the extension or enhancement of human capacity or power by artificial means, not merely a set of artifacts.

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