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Unless we're talking about mind control or thought control, the purpose to which a technology is suited tends to be independent of the power relations it promotes. There are plenty of killing technologies that promote egalitarian relations.

The mine, the anti-tank missile and the anti-ship missile all have important democratizing effects, as was amply proved when Israel attempted to invade Lebanon. In contrast, the tank, the warship and the warplane are all authoritarian technologies.

by richardk (richard kulisz gmail) on Sat Jan 27th, 2007 at 03:42:32 AM EST
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