“Lacking any idea of how sensors, algorithms, and databanks could be deployed to serve a non-neoliberal agenda, radical technology critics face an unenviable choice: they can either stick with the empirical project of documenting various sides of American decay (e.g., revealing the power of telecom lobbyists or the data addiction of the NSA) or they can show how the rosy rhetoric of Silicon Valley does not match up with reality (thus continuing to debunk the New Economy bubble).” -Evgeny Morozov

http://www.thebaffler.com/salvos/taming-tech-criticism

And how could the ontological questions of how we interact with our tools, and so with each other, help provide answers to this broad question?