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DysFUNCTIOpia

by

Jose C. Moreno

Edited by Jose C. Moreno

Smashwords edition

Copyright 2013 Jose C. Moreno.

DysFUNCTIOpia’ created by Jose C. Moreno.

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This is a work of fiction. Characters are fictitious. Any resemblance to an actual person, a specific institution, or an event is entirely coincidental.


INTRODUCTION

Although this book might be attractive to young readers, it also presents mature political and philosophical issues, in symbolic form, related to education, democracy, and technology.

One of the purposes of this book is to question the relation of humans and technology. The growth of technology seems to be the fate of humans. The central question in this book is, “how can humans find contentment in their lives in the midst of fast technological changes?”[1]

“DysFUNCTIOpia” is a world where complex technology infringes on some individuals self-image by not giving those individuals the ability to form a meaningful relation with that technology due to their unexpected social consequences; In other words, technology has become an end in itself without regarding its connection to humans. As a result, democracy becomes dysfunctional.

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