This excerpt is from a post by Stephen Ransom in response to an article about research that found hand written note taking is more successful than ones taken on computers. The excerpt is an important sentiment about debates surrounding modern technology. The bold emphasis is mine.
We have given far too much power to the technology and given up some of our responsibility in shaping it and shaping our world. There’s no doubt, that as John Culkin and Marshall McLuhan framed, “We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us”. However, at no point in this statement were we intended to give up our responsibility in shaping our society and our world.