Habits of the high-tech heart: living virtuously in the information age
Habits of the High-Tech Heart addresses the major drawbacks to the network computerization of our society and the growing tendency to substitute technology and innovation for morality and virtue. Quentin Schultze argues that the cyber-revolution is a mythology of progress that is fueled by informationism, a quasi-religious faith that falsely assumes information itself can improve our lives. Cyberculture assumes a technical solution to every problem. It breeds individualism at the cost of community and values speed, efficiency, and convenience over quality, morality, and virtue.
The solution, Schultze argues, is not to dismantle our growing technologies but to pay more attention to the "habits of the heart" as described by Alexis de Tocqueville and made popular by Robert Bellah and his colleagues in Habits of the Heart (discernment, moderation, wisdom, humility, authenticity, and diversity). These habits, which embody the wisdom of the past and the virtue and morality of the Judeo-Christian tradition, must reshape our understanding of digital technology. Greatly influenced by the insights of V clav Havel, Schultze calls for a renewal of community and offers readers ways to live by habits of the heart in the information age.
Habits of the High-Tech Heart is a provocative and engaging book that will foster dialogue among philosophers, theologians, technology experts, and all those concerned with the impact technology has had on our society. And while it is both comprehensive and scholarly, Habits of the High-Tech Heart is engaging and accessible enough for the thoughtful lay reader.
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|record_details||ils:.b31006577|Book|Books|Pbk. ed.|English|Baker Books,|2004.|256 pages ; 23 cm.|
|subject_facet||Computers -- Religious aspects -- Christianity, Religion and science, Technology -- Religious aspects -- Christianity|
|title_display||Habits of the high-tech heart : living virtuously in the information age|
|title_full||Habits of the high-tech heart : living virtuously in the information age / Quentin J. Schultze ; foreword by Jean Bethke Elshtain|
|title_short||Habits of the high-tech heart :|
|title_sub||living virtuously in the information age|
|topic_facet||Christianity, Computers, Religion and science, Religious aspects, Technology|