Letters: Jul. 10, 2000

THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY

I enjoyed your special issue on technology in this century and the next [VISIONS 21, June 19]. You asked the usual questions: Is technology safe? Is it good? Is it bad? Is it going too fast? Is it dehumanizing? It's senseless to ask whether technology is good or bad. The value comes from how we humans use it and the purpose of its use. When we question technology, we the users are the only ones accountable for its effects, no matter how advanced or extreme the technology may be. ANTONIO VELARDE Mexico City

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