Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Review of Techgnosis


With densely packed sentences leading down complex paths with authority, making fascinating connections in such a way as to mimic the brains' method of cognitive development, Techgnosis makes for quite an intellectual ride. The concept of what constitutes an information technology definitely creates an interesting space for conjecture. Such everyday components of life, our alphabet and writing, are rarely truly analyzed for their deepest meaning, but they have changed society in fundamental ways. Techgnosis reviews, amongst other remarkable connections, how the alphabet led to the possibility of monotheism, how it changed our memory from an internal datastore to an external one, and how those facts contributed to future information technologies.