Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Technology as it applies to democracy

For some reason, I missed this - even though I attended the event that Bryan Appleyard is discussing here. At the event, there was...
"... much talk of “deliberative” democracy. This is a tricky word. It seems to imply that with one comfortable-sounding bound, the technophiles are free. But deliberative must mean somebody is applying wisdom to the process, applying cultural norms, doing the spadework on the background. Somebody, in short, must be standing outside the technophile bubble and passing judgments."
Nothing much to disagree with in that, is there?

No comments: