From tweets the night of February 13, 2011.
In Jungian terms, technological determinism is projection: giving power to machines that really belongs to ourselves.
Projection is necessary & valuable – it’s what Robert Johnson calls “carrying your gold” when you’re not ready yet to carry it yourself.
But maturity & wisdom comes when we withdraw projections. See people & things for who & what they are in themselves.
Withdrawing projections means realizing the power was within you all along. Your anima pop godess. Your puer rock star. Your Buddha-nature.
In Electric Dreams I call this “the dialectic of technological determinism.” We project onto technology our utopian visions of the future.