06/17/2020 (Wed) 14:11:11
spirituality, or religion or call it what you like, fits together with technology. I think it was rudolf steiner who said it was harder and harder to be a human with all this electricity. it seems, that when people put their faith in technology more and more, they become less religious, and the faith in technology replaces it.
propaganda is essential for people to actually buy into the technological society. because technology creates more problems instead of solving the existing one.
I first looked at it from a biological perspective, since the advent of electricity, and radiowaves/microwaves everything went way downhill. cancer and diabetes was virtually nonexisting 200 years. now 2/3 men and 1/2 of women get cancer. things like dementia was unheard of in the past.
I get your point about the ancient world having the same approach, since so much was standardized then. women got arthritis in their 30's because they were grinding wheat all the time. now as you pointed out, with industrialization everything just got more perfected.
what do you think about stoicism?