Words of Wisdom #30

“The gardener became angry, changed color and said scornfully: <<I learned this from my master: 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>>”.

-Zhuangzi

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

Negative Technology: complex, noisy and heavy tools activated mainly by fossil fuels, man becomes their prosthesis and is limited to assist their work at the expense of the personal experience that diminishes or is null.

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

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