Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Independence Technology

Technology... It is supposed to make life easier, save us time and effort, and make us more free. But is that always the case?

Are there ways that everything from computers to indoor plumbing have both given us independence... and taken some away?

We turn to one of our favorite technology historians for perspective.

NOTE: This is an encore presentation originally broadcast July 1, 2013.

Guest:
Peter D. Norton, PhD 
- Cultural Historian.  Author of Fighting Traffic:  The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City (MIT Press).  Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Virginia.

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