Quotation by Lewis Mumford

The cycle of the machine is now coming to an end. Man has learned much in the hard discipline and the shrewd, unflinching grasp of practical possibilities that the machine has provided in the last three centuries: but we can no more continue to live in the world of the machine than we could live successfully on the barren surface of the moon.
Lewis Mumford (1895–1990), U.S. social philosopher. The Culture of Cities, ch. 7, sct. 16 (1938).
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