The social-world this culture has constructed is defined by technology and its progress.
Existentialist philosopher Martin Heidegger once said:
“Everywhere we remain unfree and chained to technology, whether we passionately affirm or deny it. But we are delivered over to it in the worst possible way when we regard it as something neutral; for this conception of it, to which today we particularly like to do homage, makes us utterly blind to the essence of technology”.
Sociologist and Christian anarchist philosopher Jacques Ellul once said:
“Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity”.
Individualist philosopher Henry David Thoreau once said:
“Men have become the tools of their tools”.
Anarchs-Primitivist philosopher Kevin Tucker once said:
“Like god, technology became something to fear and love. It became another thing to turn to so that we don’t see, feel, hear, and sense the world of and around us. From the steel plow to self-heating coffee mugs, we become absorbed by the technological system”.
Proto-eco-extremist philosopher Ted Kaczynski once said:
“Technological progress is carrying us to inevitable disaster* There may be physical disaster (for example, some form of environmental catastrophe), or there may be disaster in terms of human dignity (reduction of the human race to a degraded and
servile condition). But disaster of one kind or another will certainly result from continued technological progress”.
As stated in the video above, the infamous doomsday clock has been moved to the closest it has ever been to midnight. We are living in a disaster, living on the verge of oblivion. This is where technology and civilisation has brought us to. Where we go from here remains to be seen.