On the one hand we encounter the idea that technological development goes forward virtually of it’s own inertia, resists any limitation, and has the character of a self-propelling, self-sustaining, ineluctable flow. On the other hand are arguments to the effect that human beings have full, conscious choice in the matter and they are responsible for changes made at each step in the sequence of change. The irony is that both points of view are entertained simultaneously with little awareness of the contradiction such beliefs contain. There is even a certain pride taken in embracing both positions within a single ideology of technological change.

Alberto borgmann

Borgmann, A. (1987). Technology and the character of contemporary life (Paperback). University of Chicago Press.