Ouroboros or the Mechanical Extension of Mankind

Ouroboros or the Mechanical Extension of Mankind

by Garet Garrett
     
 

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"Ouroboros was a fabulous snake, the
encircling serpent, that swallowed its own
tail. It represented an infantile thought
of the human mind for wish fulfillment by
magical means. Man's heroic business
was to conquer the reptile. As he did this
he seized the object he most desired. He
might even wish himself into solid gold."

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Overview

"Ouroboros was a fabulous snake, the
encircling serpent, that swallowed its own
tail. It represented an infantile thought
of the human mind for wish fulfillment by
magical means. Man's heroic business
was to conquer the reptile. As he did this
he seized the object he most desired. He
might even wish himself into solid gold."

"One story of us is continuous. It is
the story of our struggle to recapture the
Garden of Eden, meaning by that a state
of existence free from the doom of toil."

Garett explores the consequences of advancing technology and industrial capacity in this short but intriguing work. The author follows human progress through the centuries and the impacts of technological development on humanity's way of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015923001
Publisher:
Ludwig von Mises Institute
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
108
File size:
320 KB

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