Man and Machine

The Compulsive Explainer

Mankind’s most important discovery was the machine. This is what civilization amounted to – turning society into a machine. Over time, we became more and more influenced by it – without stopping to think about what was happening to us.

We are unable to perceive small changes, but over time these become huge changes – as the forces that produce these changes continue to work inexorably in the background.

The machine seemed so natural, so much a part of us, we could not think of it as a foreign influence – which it really was. At first, it was our servant, but gradually we became its servant. Without noticing this in the least.

Beginning with the Industrial Revolution, the machine really took over, and now owns us – body and soul.

It could do this because we have never given much thought to just what the machine is – and much…

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Dugutigui
    Mar 03, 2012 @ 15:47:04

    Machine is the future of man…


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