Dancing with Faust

The hidden cost behind technology addiction, the knowledge culture, and the abandoning of wisdom.

By Eh’den Biber

 

Prologue

Once upon a time there was a successful scholar who was dissatisfied with his life. One day, he decided to make a deal with the devil, to give up his soul for all the world’s knowledge and pleasures. This ancient German tale that has been captured so vividly in the writings of Goethe at the late 18th century is one of the most known stories about deals humans have made with the devil. Fast forward to the 21st century and we are constantly being tempted by knowledge and the pleasures of technology. But what price do we pay? Are we exchanging something more important by our addiction to this flashing thing we call reality?

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The Technology Insanity

Why technology is not the solution to lack of awareness.

By Eh’den Biber

 

Trojan Insanity

When the Greek came up with the wonderful “Trojan horse” scam the term “I fear Greeks, even those bearing gifts” came to life, followed by the fall of Troy. According to the stories, the Trojan priest Laocoön guessed the plot and tried to warn the Trojans, but they wouldn’t listen.

From Laocoön perspective, the Trojans where acting in insane state, in an uncontrollable impulsive behaviour. For the Trojans, Laocoön was insane, not being able to distinguish between his own mind fantasies and what they perceived as reality, which was – the Greek run away, we got a present.

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