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  • The book is an excellent counter to the techno-utopianism that infects the IT field.

    Making Sense of It All: Getting Knowledge From Information

  • The belief that free and unfettered access to information, combined with new tools of mobilization afforded by blogs and social networks, leads to the opening up of authoritarian societies and their eventual democratization now forms one of the pillars of "techno-utopianism."

    The Digital Dictatorship

  • The excessive attention that many Western observers devoted to the role of the Internet in the Iranian protests also reveals another, more serious impact that techno-utopianism has on how we think about the Internet in an authoritarian context.

    The Digital Dictatorship

  • The spirit of techno-utopianism in Washington rides so high it often seems that the Freedom Agenda has been reborn as the Twitter Agenda — perhaps only with more utopianism about both democratization and the Internet's role in it.

    The Digital Dictatorship

  • In fact, our debate about the Internet's role in democratization — increasingly dominated by techno-utopianism — is in dire need of moderation, for there are at least as many reasons to be skeptical.

    The Digital Dictatorship

  • This kind of talk taps into a wide vein of techno-utopianism that has been around since at least the dawn of the Web.

    The Internet Helps Build Democracies

  • The set-up for tomorrow's "Privacy and Analytics on Government Web Sites" event in Washington DC promises a refreshing blend of techno-utopianism and cyber conspiracy thinking.

    Daily Digest | Hostage Takers in Cyberspace and Orbitz Wants to Open Cuba

  • Additionally, the techno-utopianism of this report is striking.

    90+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy « open thinking

  • Another rather excellent book that starts in the WWII RadLab and traces the development of technology and techno-utopianism is From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, The Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism.

    What WWII, Radar, and C.P. Snow Teach About the Intersection of Technology and Politics

  • However, anotherresponse to the “people power” side of recent web innovations is the charge that this is mere techno-utopianism.

    December « 2006 « Innovation Cloud


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  • Mentioned by Jonathan Kay of the National Post on the CBC National evening news in regard to the idea that hashtags and tweets can, somehow, effect real social change. The conversation was particularly in regards to the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and the social media "activism" that has followed. 11 May 2014

    May 12, 2014