Thursday, July 19, 2018
In the TLS, David E. Cooper on the forgetfulness of Being.
With technology, the forgetfulness of Being is complete. For, with the world experienced as stuff for human use, all sense of its source in something mysterious and beyond human control is lost. The very idea that technology is only one way of revealing is itself suppressed. Homelessness, too, is complete in the age of technology. It is not simply that technological frenzy uproots populations from “their native soil”, but that nothing guides the whole process. The only aim is “maximum yield at minimum expense”, but no one knows what is supposed to be the yield, so that “man stumbles aimlessly about” in a world that he does not understand and cannot feel secure in.
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