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Can you recommend any interesting or influential works of philosophy concerning technology?
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Nick Bostrom has a great book called Superintelligence that deals with issues of technology. He's an Oxford prof and heads the future of humanity institute.
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René Guénon - The Reign of Quantity & the Signs of the Times

> The author indicates with his fabled clarity and directness the precise nature of the modern deviation, and devotes special attention to the development of modern philosophy and science, and to the part played by them, with their accompanying notions of progress and evolution, in the formation of the industrial and democratic society which we now regard as 'normal'. Guénon sees history as a descent from Form (or Quality) toward Matter (or Quantity); but after the Reign of Quantity-modern materialism and the 'rise of the masses'
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Jean Baudrillard and Ulrick Beck isn't philosophers but they're sociologist dealing with technology. Baudrillard deals with how human perception of not reality but the picture of reality we get thanks to modern technology affects us, while Beck discuss how we with the help of technology have entered an era where we're basically master of nature to the degree where it isn't about if something is possible but at what costs something is worth the risk, and how this aspect of society he calls for "risk society" affects us.
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>>588058
rené bachelard I think. plus the whole Bruno Latour.

plus this guy :Bernard_Stiegler

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Stiegler
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Heidegger - The Question Concerning Technology
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