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“In a technocracy, tools play a central role in the thought-world of the culture. Everything must give way, in some degree, to their development. The social and symbolic worlds become increasingly subject to the requirements of that development. Tools are not integrated into the culture; they attack the culture. They bid to become the culture.”
“The decisions we make, the directions we choose, the futures we extinguish and those we enable, all frame and condition the lives of our descendants.”
“We are social beings who seek communication with others. We are lonely beings as well. Despite our fear of having our essential humanity reduced through comparison with a machine, we begin to relate to the computer whenever it appears to offer some company. When this happens, philosophical concerns are often swept aside.”