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Technology and social justice

One of the things I’ve done over the past few years is talk in seminars etc. about how faith and technology might relate – focusing on how technology is as much our environment as ‘things’ we make and use. The conversation often takes the turn that talks about how one might use something like a cellphone to build community or if they have become ‘idols’. There is little or no discussion about whether possessing one might have implicated yourself in an injustice and make the world a somewhat worse place. Is there the blood of others on my cellphone?

This article picks up on some of that concern (and a topic that one person did actually raise at one talk, which surprised me). See The blood diamonds of gadgets – technology | Stuff.co.nz.

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