Christine Rosen

The Machine and the Ghost
July 12, 2012

Moralizing Technology: Understanding and Designing the Morality of ThingsĀ  By Peter-Paul VerbeekĀ  (University of Chicago Press, 183 pp., $25) JUST WEST OF SEOUL, on a man-made island in the Yellow Sea, a city is rising. Slated for completion by 2015, Songdo has been meticulously planned by engineers and architects and lavishly financed by money from the American real estate company Gale International and the investment bank Morgan Stanley.