Rationalization

 

 

This talk linked human ever more to the machines. The human irreversibly tend to be a machine, with repetitive gestures, on the other hand, the machines could be described as a living creature, for instance by naturalists as the writer Émile Zola did at the turn of the 20th century (and the futurists later). The differences between machine and human are at first sight huge however they become sometimes so close that we barely distingish the differencies. They even form only one entity sometimes.

 

In fact the machine is seen as an extension. Whether we use it as a physical complement like those we found in factories, multiplying the human power, or like the rounded typewriter that has been given as an example as an assistance for Nietzsche to typewrite, dispite the fact he was blind. Or machines could be an extension of the mind. The calculators, computers realize operations millions times faster than us. Cameras maintain for a long time images that disappear from our retina 1/10 second later.

 

 

Also, the rationalization and standardization have become more proeminent, providing to the society what it needed to grow faster. Always more faster. The only limit was the technology itself. The speed generated leads sometimes astray the people, victim of their own law of productivity, inflicting their daily dose of stress. It is also interesting to put into perspective the invention of the telegraph. Before, the technology constrained to write short messages (to long distance). But today we can write messages as long as we want but messages remain always short especially on social network. Twitter has reinvented the telegraph… immaterial & collective.

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