Idol, Idle, Idyll

“So whole-hearted is the modern faith in technological idols that (despite all the lessons of mechanised warfare) it is impossible to discover in the popular thinking of our time any trace of the ancient and profoundly realistic doctrine of hubris and inevitable nemesis. There is a very general belief that, where gadgets are concerned, we can get something for nothing—can enjoy all the advantages of an elaborate, top-heavy and constantly advancing technology without having to pay for them by any compensating disadvantages.”

–Aldous Huxley



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