“Human perfection and technical perfection”

“Human perfection and technical perfection are incompatible. If we strive for one, we must sacrifice the other. … Technical perfection strives toward the calculable, human perfection toward the incalculable. Perfect mechanisms … evoke both a fear and a titanic pride which will be humbled not by insight but only by catastrophe.”

– Ernst Jünger, The Glass Bees (New York, 2000), p. 155

ernst jünger 1975

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