Human slavery to technology

Saturday, 4 September, 2010

In the conclusion of Consumption and New Technologies – In the Hyper World, I wrote: «Technological tools can nonetheless be very useful to humanity, provided that we properly direct their development and use. Humans are too often made to serve machines, or at least forced to adjust their life or behaviour to them, whereas machines […]

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Successes and pitfalls of technology

Tuesday, 8 June, 2010

Technology has invaded workplaces, homes, vehicles, portable devices of all kinds, etc. Many will say it has freed man. This is true, from one point of view; appliances greatly facilitate household chores. It has also allowed man to express his creativity far more easily; inexpensive software now allows people with limited aptitude for drawing to […]

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Towards responsible capitalism

Monday, 15 March, 2010

Confronted to the speculation we observe in financial markets, I began a series of columns on the ravages of financial capitalism. In the first, I demonstrated the harms of speculation, especially the relationship between it and the economic and financial crisis raging on the planet since summer 2007. In the second, I talked about the […]

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Link between stock market speculation and corporate bankruptcies

Monday, 15 February, 2010

Confronted to the speculation we observe in financial markets, I began a series of columns on the ravages of financial capitalism. In the first, I demonstrated the harms of speculation, especially the relationship between it and the economic and financial crisis raging on the planet since summer 2007. In the second, I talked about the […]

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Books

Consommation et nouvelles technologies

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Consommation et luxe

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Consommation et image de soi

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