Sunday, June 02, 2013

leonardoBOFF on our need to be saved.
Heidegger warns us that techno-science has created a mechanism in us (Gestell ), a way of seeing that considers everything as an item at our disposal. It has colonized all spaces and subjugated all knowledge. It has been converted into a motor that auto-accelerates in such a manner that we do not know how to stop it. We have made ourselves its hostages. It dictates to us what to do and what not to do. Here, Heidegger points out the very high risk we run, as natural beings and as a species. Techno-science affects the fundamentals that sustain life and has generated such destructive power that it can exterminate us all. The means have already been built and are at our disposal. Who will stop the hand that would unleash the natural and human Armageddon?
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