Design 
  Community 
  Architecture 
  Discussion 
 

Message - Re: The myth of machine

    Responses | Architecture Forum | Architecture Students | Architecture Scrapbook | ArchitectureWeek    
   

Posted by  Richard Haut on October 06, 2002 at 15:31:33:

In Reply to:  Re: The myth of machine posted by d on October 06, 2002 at 15:14:30:


does the cycle have to start over again ?

is it a question of either being a Luddite or a Fascist ?

I think not. GM foods cause anger because they are used as ways of making money by corrupting the food chain. The reaction of ordinary people is to return to organic, safe methods of food production.

Just because cars produced a lot of pollution did not mean that had to remain the case, but that pollution could be reduced.

It is a question of the machine being either for good or for destruction. The first "modern" war was the American Civil War - and it caused massive casualties because of the technological advances.

The "weapon" used on 9.11 was the simple knife.

Many poisons can either be deadly or used in medicines - it is a matter of intent.

However what you so accurately describe as laissez-faire capitalism is a short-lived phenomenon. A business is in reality a fairly simple matter of arithmetic - fiddling the figures merely delays the inevitable. Hopefully Warren Buffet is right and we will see a return to common sense, that is all that is needed.

 
 
ArchitectureWeek     Search     Buildings     Architects     Types     Places     Pix     Free 3D Models     Store     Library

Search GreatBuildings.com by name of Building, Architect, or Place:   
Examples:  "Fallingwater",  "Wright",  "Paris"           Advanced Search

Responses:




Post a Response -

Name:
E-Mail:

Subject:


This is an archive page. Please post continuing discussion to the new Architecture Forums.

To post successfully to the new membership-based DesignCommunity Forums:

    1) Go to the new forums area.
    2) Register with a valid email address.
    3) Receive and respond to the confirmation email.
    4) Then login to the new forum system.



 

Special thanks to our Sustaining Subscribers including BuilderSpace.com .

Home | Great Buildings | CAD Outpost | DesignWorkshop | Free 3D | Gallery | Search | ArchitectureWeek
This document is provided for on-line viewing only. /discussion/22371.html