Reading a quotation of Albert Camus’s Rebel in the famous book of Christopher May: The Information Society: The Skeptical Perspective. I still remember the book was introduced by nice Melboune friend Ned Rossiter on a shiny afternoon.
The very forces of matter, in their blind advance, impose their own limits. That is why it is useless to want to reverse the advance of technology. The age of the spinning-wheel is over and the dream of a civilisation of artisans is in vain. The machine is only bad in the way that it is now employed. The benefits must be accepted even if its ravages are rejected.