Technology and Contemporary Life Kylee Kennedy Chapter 6 - A Look at the Future - a monolithic technical world to be that has autonomously evolved so man has lost connection w/ natural framework and has to relate through technical intermediary. - New laws not organic or inorganic and man is still ignorant of these laws? - The more the technical mechanism develops from natural necessities the more we are subject to artificial technical necessities. - "A Technical problem demands a technical solution. - 1st solution = creation of new instruments. to interact man and his new technical society - 2nd solution = to (re)discover a new ends for humans in the technical age. - To comprehend the proliferation of means brings about the disappearance of the ends. - The required solution is a technical inquiry into the ends - what can't be explain to computers in math with become less inportant (only in dreams) - A new dismembering or mutation of man to becoming the object(ive) of technique L'express of Paris - Russian and American scientist view of 2000 - commonplace trips to the moon. inhabited artifical satellites. population is fourfold but stabalized. sea water and ordinary rocks all we need. Disease famine eliminated. energy completely resolved. - Humans will connect nuerally to a collection of computers for information. - The problems of automation which will become acute in short time. - We reflect on the last 150 years of exploitation of coal and electricity we expect to resolve all energy problem in 40 years? - One means to the solution World wide Totalarian Dictatorship - We will be able to shape emotions, desires and thoughts to come to collective decisions. - dictatorship of test tubes. - Our scitentists are incapable of understanding things in general outside their specialties - are they symptomatic of arrested development r mental block - to come to a golden age by these people would be blind to the human adventure - They never mention the end of their marvels. - Is it all for the sake of happiness? if so they speculate we will be able to use technique to control that any ways. - Technique exists because its technique.
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