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The have-nots will strike back

Experts Tell Tech Developers To Help Society (06/08/99, 9:52 a.m. ET) By Mo Krochmal, TechWeb

NEW YORK -- Technology builders must find a way to bridge the gap between technology haves and have-nots, a Harvard University law professor said Monday.

If not, the majority of the population, the have-nots, will strike back, said Roberto Mangabeira Unger at the Rising Time Summit 2, a new-media conference and trade show held here in New York.

"We are being set up for a dangerous situation," said Unger.Speaking in an annex to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Unger said high technology was "being practiced in isolation from the vast majority of people."