Down the yellow brick road to singularity...
: how our misure of technology es leading us to a gruesome fate

  • Claudio Scuralli (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The human being is increasingly undervalued vis-­‐à-­‐vis machines. They surround us and are praised as essential to our daily lives; slowly but surely, these products of our uttermost creativity and ingenuity are pushing us out of employment and leave us with a reduced sense of purpose. Since the turn of the 21st century, our race seems to have taken a wrong turn along the road to progress, and left us in an undesirable position in which we may be becoming slaves to technology. The issue is as economic as it is social. Loss of employment and economic welfare seems to go hand in hand with an overall loss of social well-­‐being, and life satisfaction. In a world where our Facebook “News Feed” is often more important than the person siting across the table at a family dinner, one cannot deny that such a widespread introverted behavior contributes to the fall of healthy relationships and social love. Are these changes inevitable? Are they desirable? Allow this dissertation to present the fruits of revealing exploratory research about the topic. It combines the analysis of articles and books from some key authors with scientific research and on-­‐field interviews with qualified candidates.
Date of Award2015
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorGuillermo Dueñas (Supervisor)


  • Mestrado em Gestão: Programa Internacional

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