The Promises and Perils of Technology

by Scott London

I’ve posted two new interviews on how technology is remaking our world — for better and for worse. Howard Rheingold, who had staked out a presence on the Net before most of us had a personal computer, let alone a modem and a dial-up connection, talks about the idea of “virtual community” and the true meaning of social networking. Chellis Glendinning, a New Mexico-based psychologist and cultural critic talks about the hidden social and psychological costs of technology and the growing neo-Luddite movement.