The Technological Society

by Jacques Ellul
The The Technological Society by Jacques Ellul is about the pervasive power of technology in impacting our way of thinking of ourselves and who our society is becoming. It is in no way an argument against technology but a comprehensive discussion of its meaning and effects. Ellul wrote this over fifty years ago, so it is not specifically about computers or the information age, it is more about the dominance of our belief that value is achieved only by what is practical, productive and mechanized in the name of scale.