[Discuss] Reactions to Defense Distributed?

alicia amgibb at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 20:47:18 UTC 2013


Yeah, I read Technopoly, that one talks a lot about technological
determinism.




On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 1:02 PM, Catarina Mota
<catarina at openmaterials.org>wrote:

> Which of Postman's book would you recommend? I read some of his stuff a
> long time ago but I can't remember which was the best for this topic... Was
> it Technopoly?
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 1:06 PM, alicia <amgibb at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> There's a hackaday article, which fits somewhat into those categories,
>> maybe more of a hacker community, but I think it's what you're getting at:
>>
>> http://hackaday.com/2013/05/06/the-first-3d-printed-gun-has-been-fired-and-i-dont-care/
>> But that's the only one I can think of from the hacker/maker community.
>>
>> My personal opinion is tech can be used for good and evil as cited by Technological
>> determinism <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_determinism> and Neil
>> Postman <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Postman>, which you've
>> probably already read :)
>>
>> Alicia
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 10:54 AM, Catarina Mota <catarinamfmota at gmail.com
>> > wrote:
>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I'm trying to take a deeper look at the open source, 3D printable
>>> weapons issue. Although I found many videos and articles about Defense
>>> Distributed, I haven't been able to find any comments or reactions from the
>>> open source / maker community. Does anyone know of any public reactions or
>>> comments on this topic?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Catarina
>>>
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