Technology – presentation

William Shatner wrote a series of science fiction novels called TekWar. I haven´t read them but have seen several episodes of the TV version. Great sci-fi.

The premise in TekWar, according to Mama Wiki: “The 23rd century universe is centered around “tek“—an illegal, addictive, mind-altering digital drug in the form of a microchip.”

My take on technology has a lot to do with “tek”. Technology is certainly not illegal — how stupid it would be to prohibit one´s best cash cow — but I believe it is addictive, mind-altering and often acting like a drug.

This may sound like a Luddite attitude, which is partly true. The bright side of the coin is also there of course, but since most everybody and his mother company is looking, if not staring, at that side, I will look at the other, dark side, to point out that technology has become an idol and an object of worship and fetishism, this in our “scientific” age.

(A link to Tekwar (1994) on YouTube)

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