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RE: Robots Dancing....

in FreeSpeech4 months ago

I have decided not to worship the god of technology. I don't give a shit what alleged "facilitations" such technical fantasies bring to man. The fact is that we serve the machines and not the other way round. I am hopelessly old-fashioned in this direction. Just the whole hassle of computers and printers at work and the lack of admin access to fix things myself is just a pain. With all this technology, one is raised to be an idiot user who finds salvation in having everything measured, counted and weighed for him.

The human being who believes the myth that monotonous manual work, for example, is a nuisance, has probably never done such manual work in his life. He confuses monotonous work with man-machine work, which is in fact boring as hell. But weaving a mat, sewing metre-long panels, making a pattern repeat itself over and over, polishing a surface centimetre by centimetre, is beautiful work for a relaxed mind. Only the fact that it takes a while to make something of use makes it really valuable and of quality.

The omnipotence fantasies that believers in technology make for themselves is only fun if you are involved in the development of such things yourself, as a designer and engineer. It is sometimes quite nice to have machines (a washing machine, for example), but basically most "facilitations" are in fact aggravations that only frustrate you because you didn't build and invent them yourself. Man is a creative being, but every individual should have more space and leisure for it and not just be a user.