Speaking of The Atlantic, check out their “Tech Canon,” a comprehensive rundown of books and films that have defined the way we think about technology in the last century. It’s a fascinating list, full of deep interpretations of the word “technology,” as they explain below:
The great themes of technological art and literature are represented: the control of nature, the control of electrons, cyborgs, artificial intelligence, network building, Gutenberg, the rise of the digital. Read these books. They are worthwhile.
Of note: Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs, Ender’s Game, Donna Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto, Tron and the oeuvre of Norbert Weiner.