People don't need new tools working on behalf of them but need ones working with them.

Ivan Illich



A society that considers machines as humans' slaves, in turn, also makes humans slaves to machines. The thinker who is known for criticism of modern industrial civilization wrote that the "productivity" of the industry damages people's "conviviality" and creative coexistence with nature, and demotes people to "consumers" half a century ago. So what if machines are replaced with AI? From "Tools For Conviviality" translated by Kyoji Watanabe and Risa Watanabe.


"February 18  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"