With every new technology comes fascinating discussions about how technology shapes human relationships. Socrates took issue with one of the basic building blocks of all technologywritten languagebecause he felt it negatively affected public perception of truth. Victor Hugo  wrote extensively about how Gutenberg's printing press shifted the ownership of knowledge from the powerful few, whose repository for power was stone architecture (think hieroglyphs in the pyramids or frescos in the Sistine Chapel), to those who could read and write (think Martin Luther's 95 theses). More recently, there have been similar discussions around the invention of the photograph, the…
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