Noble, David F., The Religion of Technology

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Noble, David F. The Religion of Technology. New York: Knopf, 1997.

Traces the connections—philosophical, historical, and political among others—between Western technology and the millenarian aspect of Christianity: "technology and transcendence." In the summary of a friendly review: "From windmills and watermills, through the Industrial Revolution, and on into space flight, nuclear weapons, virtual reality[,] and genetic engineering, the bulk of technology has been explicitly made to embody millenarian ideals" (Jeni Miller, "The Gods in the Machine," The Nation, 22 Sept. 1997: 28-30, here, 28).