Civilization. Machines. Specialists. Part Two – Machines

Machine is a special means for something. Usually for doing some work instead of humans.

Traditionally, machines are regarded as having no consciousness. Neither are they able of general human thinking. They have no ability of conscious reflection, i.e. to turn to their own consciousness. In addition, and due to the absence of reflection, machines have no compassion.

A machine is mechanistic – this looks like a tautologism, but a human being can also turn out to be mechanistic and incapable of compassion. And, generally speaking, major part of a human is a machine. And for the greater part of their lifespan, human beings are machines.

Mechanicalism is a thoughtless functioning. Mechanicalism is a feature of a machine. And of the mechanical part of a human – for example, when walking, a human being does not think how he/she should bend and move the legs. A machine is characterized through the mechanicalism of its work as well.

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Civilization. Machines. Specialists. Part One – History


Modern world can be viewed as a world of specialists (experts/professionals). Everything important in the world is done by specialists; while all non-specialists are engaged in ancillary works – for the benefit of the above specialists. It is possible to look at this in another way – as a world ruled by the owners of this world; this is a more traditional point of view. But in order to understand the world within the aspects of its progress, the world owners may be left out of the brackets. As will be shown further, the most overwhelming, deepest flows of the global trends are not directed by the owners. The owners just ride them, and go along with them. The specialists, their mass, are closer to the trend-making basis of civilization, and the world owners turn out to be closer to the superstructure, and bring about only certain current events.
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