No fact of modern life is more important than the social and commercial movement of technology. For humans, there is even a spiritual aspect to technology as a technique for living. How surprising it is! The technological phenomenon is so little understood from the larger perspective. We are only beginning to see relations between social goals and the autonomous movement of technology.
The social thinking about technology is truly primitive in character. It begins with controversial, obscure social theories not with deep understanding of technology as a human way. Most thinking on the subject seems to go forwards, only to go backwards. By contrast, we will go backwards to go forward.
We will end with a concept of paleofuturism, a rethinking of the autonomous technological future, what it could and should be.