Team 4 Keywords

Communication [kəˌmyo͞oniˈkāSHən], noun,

  1. The imparting or exchanging of information or news.
  2. A letter or message containing such information or news.

Communication is one of the many byproducts of technological advances, and has often been heralded as the next step toward world peace. From the invention of the telephone to the airplane, humanity has thought each new invention would finally end all wars. According to Kelly this isn't and never will be, the case. Kelly believes that all technology is selfish and exists for its own gain.
Kayla Vanderlyn

Barrett Sorrells
Technology – [tek-nol-uh-jee], noun, the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment; the sum of the ways in which social groups provide themselves with the material objects of their civilization

Addiction – [uh-dik-shuhn], noun, the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.

Technological addiction – According to Kelly, humanity is addicted to technology. “We end up with more and more technology to feel less and less satisfied.” This is considered a definition of addiction. We are obsessed with the technium and everything that comes from it. “We are aware of how bad it is for us, and even of how it enslaves us, yet we continue to amass vast doses of gadgets and things because we can’t help it. We are powerless to resist technology.”

Barrett Sorrells
Pneumatic – [noo-mat-ik], adjective, of or pertaining to air, gases, or wind; operated by air or by the pressure or exhaustion of air; filled with or containing compressed air.

The Amish use a pneumatic system to provide “Amish electricity” to their power tools, and home appliances. According to Kelly, many different sects of Amish societies employ the use of diesel generated pneumatics to help them with their everyday tasks and they find it an acceptable way of living with and using technology.

Michele Stulga

minimite lifestyle- using "the least amount of technology needed to accomplish something." (228) Ideally, a "minimite" would utilize minimum technology in every aspect of life. According to Kelly, this lifestyle choice is enabled by the technium. He says, "This opt-out option makes sense only when there is something to opt out of."

contentment- as it applies to the Amish, requires a limitation or control of technology to increase satisfaction and fulfillment. It also involves a heavy reliance on the community when there is less of a dependency on technology.

Elizabeth Haydu
Predict /priˈdikt/ Verb: Say or estimate that (a specified thing) will happen in the future or will be a consequence of something.

In his book, Kelly uses the word predict (and variations of it). Kelly makes, and talks about, several predictions involving the technium and the world of technology in general.

Elizabeth Haydu

Thinking /ˈTHiNGkiNG/ Adjective: Using thought or rational judgment; intelligent: "a thinking man".

This words strikes a nerve when Kelly uses it in conjunction with the word 'technology'. Does technology really 'think' in the traditional definition or the word, Kelly seems to think so and the idea of thinking technology is a the very base of his work.