MLP or Porn Star, Tech Utopianism Edition

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MLP or Porn Star, Tech Utopianism Edition

  1. 1. My Little Pony or Porn Star?
  2. 2. My Little Pony or Porn Star?
  3. 3. Books will soon be obsolete in the schools.Scholars will soon be instructed through theeye. It is possible to touch every branch ofhuman knowledge with [this technology].
  4. 4. Books will soon be obsolete in the schools.Scholars will soon be instructed through theeye. It is possible to touch every branch ofhuman knowledge with [this technology]. – Thomas Edison (quoted by Larry Cuban, Teachers and Machines) Motion Pictures 1910s
  5. 5. [This] had the potential to connect people likeno other technology. It would bring aboutubiquitous two-way communication, and itwould likely usher in a Wired Society governedby Electronic Democracy.
  6. 6. [This] had the potential to connect people likeno other technology. It would bring aboutubiquitous two-way communication, and itwould likely usher in a Wired Society governedby Electronic Democracy. – Vincent Mosco, The Digital Sublime, 1 Cable Television 1950s
  7. 7. [This technology] might have morefundamental effects on intellectualdevelopment than did other newtechnologies, including even printing.
  8. 8. [This technology] might have morefundamental effects on intellectualdevelopment than did other newtechnologies, including even printing. – Seymour Papert, Mindstorms, 20-21 Personal Computers 1981
  9. 9. [This technology] was going to provide culture andeducation to the masses, eliminate politicians abilityto incite passions in a mob, bring people closer togovernment proceedings, and produce a nationalculture that would transcend regional and localjealousies.
  10. 10. [This technology] was going to provide culture andeducation to the masses, eliminate politicians abilityto incite passions in a mob, bring people closer togovernment proceedings, and produce a nationalculture that would transcend regional and localjealousies. – Susan Douglas, Listening In, 20 The Radio 1920s
  11. 11. I believe that [this technology] will enable us to somodify the learning environment outside theclassrooms that much if not all the knowledgeschools presently try to teach with such pain andexpense and such limited success will be learned, asthe child learns to talk, painlessly, successfully, andwithout organized instruction.
  12. 12. I believe that [this technology] will enable us to somodify the learning environment outside theclassrooms that much if not all the knowledgeschools presently try to teach with such pain andexpense and such limited success will be learned, asthe child learns to talk, painlessly, successfully, andwithout organized instruction. – Seymour Papert, Mindstorms, 8-9 Personal Computers 1981
  13. 13. [This technology] will diminish greatly thefrequency of wars and to substitute somemore rational methods of settlinginternational misunderstandings.It would ultimately make wars impossible.
  14. 14. [This technology] will diminish greatly thefrequency of wars and to substitute somemore rational methods of settlinginternational misunderstandings. – Octave Chanute (quoted by Graham Rayman)It would ultimately make wars impossible. – Orville Wright (quoted by Graham Rayman) The Airplane Early 1900s
  15. 15. [This technology] is a force of democracy,because it permits citizens to communicate, tocollaborate, and even to conspire uncontrolledby a central authority.
  16. 16. [This technology] is a force of democracy,because it permits citizens to communicate, tocollaborate, and even to conspire uncontrolledby a central authority. – Claude Fischer, America Calling, 24 The Telephone Early 1900s
  17. 17. Amateur enthusiasts and educators pioneered [thistechnology], communicating over vast distances withoutpolitical or economic controls. Emboldened by their newinvention, many of these people also felt the allure ofvirtual community and popular power. How could anymaterial force get in the way?
  18. 18. Amateur enthusiasts and educators pioneered [thistechnology], communicating over vast distances withoutpolitical or economic controls. Emboldened by their newinvention, many of these people also felt the allure ofvirtual community and popular power. How could anymaterial force get in the way? – Vincent Mosco, The Digital Sublime, 27 The Radio 1920s
  19. 19. I declare the global social space we are building to benaturally independent of the tyrannies you seek toimpose on us. You have no moral right to rule us nordo you possess any methods of enforcement wehave true reason to fear.
  20. 20. I declare the global social space we are building to benaturally independent of the tyrannies you seek toimpose on us. You have no moral right to rule us nordo you possess any methods of enforcement wehave true reason to fear. – John Perry Barlow, “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” The Internet 1996
  21. 21. For me the great hope is now that [this technology] iscoming out, people who normally wouldnt make [thiscontent] are going to be making [it]. And that one day alittle fat girl in Ohio is going be the new Mozart.
  22. 22. For me the great hope is now that [this technology] iscoming out, people who normally wouldnt make [thiscontent] are going to be making [it]. And that one day alittle fat girl in Ohio is going be the new Mozart. – Francis Ford Coppola (quoted by Henry Jenkins) 8mm Video Recorders, Movies 1970s
  23. 23. [This technology] will reorganize cities andmake cars not only be undesirable, butunnecessary. … You wont have to convincethem to architect cities around it; itll justhappen.
  24. 24. [This technology] will reorganize cities andmake cars not only be undesirable, butunnecessary. … You wont have to convincethem to architect cities around it; itll justhappen. – Dean Kamen, Time Magazine Segway 2001
  25. 25. If I really had to look at how to eliminatepoverty, create peace, and work on theenvironment, I cant think of a betterway to do it.
  26. 26. If I really had to look at how to eliminatepoverty, create peace, and work on theenvironment, I cant think of a betterway to do it. – Nicholas Negroponte One Laptop Per Child 2006
  27. 27. [This technology] would revitalizecommunities, enrich schools, end poverty,eliminate the need for everything from banksto shopping malls, and reduce dependence onthe automobile. ... In short, [it] wouldtransform the world.
  28. 28. [This technology] would revitalizecommunities, enrich schools, end poverty,eliminate the need for everything from banksto shopping malls, and reduce dependence onthe automobile. ... In short, [it] wouldtransform the world. – Vincent Mosco, The Digital Sublime, 1 Cable Television 1950s
  29. 29. [This technology] would bring the world tothe classroom and make universally availablethe services of the finest teachers, theinspiration of the greatest leaders.
  30. 30. [This technology] would bring the world tothe classroom and make universally availablethe services of the finest teachers, theinspiration of the greatest leaders. – Larry Cuban, Teachers and Machines, 19 The Radio 1920s

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