Technopoly is a state of culture. It is also a state of mind. It consists in the deification of technology, which means that the culture seeks its authorization in technology, finds its satisfactions in technology, and takes its orders from technology. [It has served] to make people believe that technological innovation is synonymous with human progress. […] We have devalued the singular human capacity to see things whole in all their psychic, emotional and moral dimensions, [so that] the world we live in is very nearly incomprehensible to most of us. There is almost no fact, whether actual or imagined, that will surprise us for very long, since we have no comprehensive and consistent picture of the world that would make the fact appear as an unacceptable contradiction. We believe because there is no reason not to believe. […] Abetted by a form of education that in itself has been emptied of any coherent worldview, technopoly deprives us of the social, political, historical, metaphysical, logical or spiritual bases for knowing what is beyond belief.
Neil Postman, Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology