A fantastic recent find, which I trust readers will appreciate and help spread the word – an ebook of this classic and essential critique of modern “scientism” and technology, which has been out-of-print and virtually unfindable in English since the 1960’s! It was translated in 1950 from the German original: “Die Perfektion der Technik” – which, btw, in German does not have the positive connotation of perfection in English, but simply implies the bringing to completion, to full development.
If you don’t know the book, I cannot recommend it too highly! It as insightful as anything his brother Ernst wrote. It contains one of the original environmentalist visions, and its insights into the fundamental shortcomings and illusions of our science and technology have never been surpassed. FGJ gets down to the very heart of the matter, as more recent critiques have not been able to – the superior insight of the author also have been due to his position at a less developed stage of technology, which allowed a more detached, objective perspective.
A must read – spread the word and disseminate the book!