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Confronting the Technological Society (2014) (thenewatlantis.com)
20 points by DyslexicAtheist 5 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments

Similar arguments were put forth in Spengler's "Man and Technics" back in 1931.

Spengler, having a very different temperament than Ellul, saw this phenomena as a sort of self-destructive destiny that we should face like men.

Ellul's treatment, for what it lacks in primacy, more than makes up for with constructive insight.

It's never referenced in the article, but if you're interested in this stuff most of it falls under the category of "Media Ecology".

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