Question: How are our attitudes towards technologies shaped by cultural stories about how those technologies will save or destroy us?

what are some of the narratives and counternarratives we tell about technology today?

examples from other books:

economic history argument--status of auto mechanics depends on the supply of workers, if lots of people want to do it and it is easy to get training then wages will stay low
cultural history argument--why is teaching a low paid profession? because it was traditionally women's work?  the knowledge needed isn't valued.  auto repair is seen as low class work and the knowledge isn't valued.  cultural history arguments are narratives.  Fixing cars is dirty work

looking at narratives is a way of looking at the meanings we give to technology beyond the facts