“The business done by machines”

The project of modernity in three phrases: “There remains one hope of salvation … that the entire work of the mind be started over … and the business done (if I may put it this way) by machines.”

Reread that: “the entire work of the mind … done by machines”!

– Francis Bacon, preface to The New Organon, ed. L. Jardine and M. Silverthorne (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), p. 28. (My italics.)

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