Technology and experience

“Technology is the art of arranging the world so that we don’t have to experience it.”

– Martin Heidegger

So, as technology is based on science, and science is based on empiricism, and empiricism is based on the experience of the senses, then the more technology we have, the less we experience the world, the less empirical science we understand and the less new technology we can create.

Or, put it another way:

“The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.”

– Karl Marx


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