The Betrayal by Technology: A Portrait of Jacques Ellul(Philosophy)

If you want your toaster to give you a sense of the sacred, then don't expect the French anarchist/theologian/sociologist Jacques Ellul to agree with you. In philosophical terms, Ellul questions the wisdom of relying on technology to do your thinking for you. In the face of ever-increasing processor speeds he would have us all, instead, slow right down. If nature is a blessing, then technology is but a source of heretical conditioning. However, do not get too pessimistic about the things he says; try to accept what is happening and, most simply but importantly, think positively. (subtitles)

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