Thursday, 5/9/02: The Ugliness is Being Noticed
"The test of
the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test.
If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's
wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed. The test of the
machine's always your own mind. There isn't any other test...."
"What's wrong with technology is that it's not connected in any real way with matters of the spirit and of the heart. And so it does blind, ugly things quite by accident and gets hated for that. People haven't paid much attention to this before because the big concern has been with food, clothing and shelter for everyone and technology has provided these."
"But now where
these are assured, the ugliness is being noticed more and more and people
are asking if we must always suffer spiritually and esthetically in order
to satisfy material needs."