Source: (2006) Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society. 26(6):463-471.

In this article, the authors explore how technology has helped erode society’s conceptions of justice. Law, via juridification, has replaced the concept of justice with one of efficiency. The authors argue that this has been largely a result of the destruction of society’s common story or vision and the introduction of the computer and the Internet as tools enabling technique to replace that story. They offer a perspective on how justice operated in traditional societies, using the Judeo-Christian religious tradition. Finally, the authors ask what might be done to recover the best features of what has been lost and create a new common story to help guide society’s conception of justice. (author's abstract)