Evolved peripatetic with spots on himself

‘In the game of life and evolution there are three players at the table: human beings, nature, and machines. I am firmly on the side of nature. But nature, I suspect, is on the side of the machines.’ George Dyson

Technological discourse is an apology of mass culture and as such it is a discourse of desire and ecstasy. There, the entire humanity and its surrounding world are reduced to the plane of consumption, enjoyment, adrenaline, contemplation, electronic continuation of the body, biological continuation of the machine, exchange of information, modernisation.

Another way of approaching the technological discourse is through irony and parody. This approach becomes a reason for the creation of an analytic criticism or subversion of technology as a defining feature of mass or dominant culture. So let us end this text with a suggestive quote that also makes me smile:

‘We do not have to be afraid of the machines, because we, the machines people, will always be a step ahead of them - the mechanical machines.’ Rodney A. Brooks, director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

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