What are the dangers of technological determinism

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From a philosophical point of view, the technology can be viewed from four different perspectives: on more individual or more collective Level, as well as off more naturalistic or more idealistic View. Technology ethics starts at the individual level; the sociology of technology deals with the collective use of technology; the social and political discussion about ethical questions of the use of technology bridges the gap between the two levels. Crossing their distinction is the philosophical question of determinism or human freedom. As part of more naturalistic or. more idealistic Technical interpretations it was answered differently; In addition, in sociology, a ›technological determinism‹ was sometimes assumed, according to which technology determines social development.

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