Words of Wisdom #30

“The gardener became angry, changed color and said scornfully: <<I learned this from my teacher: who uses machines uses mechanisms and his spirit mechanizes. Who has a mechanized spirit no longer possesses the purity of innocence and loses the peace of the soul. I don’t ignore the qualities of this machine, but I would be ashamed to use it>>”.


Positive Technology: manual tools, simple, silent, light, an extension of the human body, activated by our physical movement, they require skill and dexterity in their application and are of simple access and maintenance.

Negative Technology: machines and tools activated mainly by fossil fuels, complex, noisy and heavy, man becomes their prosthesis and simply helps their work, the personal experience diminishes or is canceled. Designed to be of exclusive management of a circle of experts and specialists of their maintenance, which is impossible for all other men.

All that can be defined as negative technology has been developed, consciously or not, as a compensation to our physical and mental degeneration. Although in our limits, we should always remember it and act accordingly!



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