Carse's concept of looking at life as a game isn't anything new. It's been a key part of Scientology, for example, since the early 1950s. There's actually nothing in his book that couldn't be read in or derived from the book Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought (http://www.amazon.com/Scientology-Fundamentals-L-Ron-Hubbard/dp/1403144206/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355842358&sr=1-1&keywords=fundamentals+of+thought).
The concept of technology being broader in scope than electronics/computers is actually inherent in the word itself. It comes from Greek, teckne (skill/art), and logia (to speak, in the sense of speaking to teach or study), and is thus simply the study of skill or art in any field.
There was a time when writing (for example) was high-tech, and some people didn't really like or trust the idea. Socrates, for example, feared that learning to read and write would ruin young men's ability to memorize vast amounts of data. He was right that it does that, but most societies have found the trade-off to be more positive than negative, overall.
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