2001: A Space Odyssey and the Technological Saving Power of Cinema

"Before addressing shadow movement, time’s originating as it passes, or causality for the casual set, can we spare a second to ask after technology’s provenance? Why presume to know the arrow of technological time’s direction? As apes in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY transition from frames of savagery, to effective use of tools, to interstellar travel by means of causally efficient technology, Heidegger asks “Of what essence is modern technology that it happens to think of bringing exact science to use?”


This essay was inspired by the Halkyon course on Heidegger on Technocracy. You can enrol in the course here and study at your own pace: https://halkyonacademy.teachable.com/p/heidegger-on-technocracy-cybernetics-and-being-human


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2001 A Space Odyssey and the Technological Saving Power of Cinema - Mike Sauve
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