HIGH TECH HIGH TOUCH
Technology and our accelerated search for meaning
High Tech/High Touch shows how we need to understand technology through a human lens - to comprehend life-science technologies through theology, consumer technology through high-touch time, science of the body through art. Exploring everything from the effect of consumer and genetic technologies (the most influential of all technologies to come) to the problems that parents face contending with violent electronic games, the authors' insights span science, religion, commerce, communications, art, leisure and many other areas of our daily lives.
We are living in a 'Technologically Intoxicated Zone' and are displaying for all to see the six symptoms of living in such a society:
We fear and worship technology.
We favour the quick fix, from religion to nutrition.
We blur the distinction between real and fake.
We accept violence as normal.
We love technology as a toy.
We live our lives distanced and distracted.