It’s nice how you’ve geotemporally situated this mindset, given it a specific context, but the point is way broader than any little Esalen hot tub mixer. The entire technology project practically from Day 1 has been to get rid of the body and any assocated human flotsam and jetsam. Listen, engineering as a discipline is based on absolute control. If not absolute control, then at least absolute predictability. How can an engineer tolerate an untested and unpredictable element in a system? What is untestable is broken. What cannot be controlled must be killed. That’s the philosophy humans use in dealing with wolves, and that’s the way it’ll be when we humans find ourselves at the wrong end of the gun.

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