Technology, Disorder and the Ends of Work
- Sydney University Anthropology Department
- Publication Type:
- Conference Proceeding
- Anthropology and the Ends of Worlds - Symposium Online Publication 2010, 2010, pp. 1 - 18
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Originally technology was to end work and produce leisure, nowadays technology seems devoted to the ends of work, to furthering the spread and demands of work. However, in extending and intensifying the orders of work, technology disrupts those orders. As a result many peopleâs lives are embedded in confusion and uncertainty; they hope that technology will free them, but fear it will enslave them or lead them to disaster. Recognising these disjunctions should influence the ways we approach and analyse the âinformation societyâ.
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