The Myth of Technology and The Risks of Desecration in Digital Media Communication

Authors

  • Marius Cucu PhD Lecturer, Ștefan cel Mare University, Suceava, Romania
  • Oana Lenta PhD Associate Lecturer, Ştefan cel Mare University, Suceava, Romania

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18662/po/11.4/229

Keywords:

Technique, digital communication, myth, modernity, progress, involution, sacred spirit, profane

Abstract

To what extent is the contemporary world still aware of the risks of excessive technologicalization? Does the warning of the ancient Greeks who announced, through the Promethean and age myth, the danger of detachment from sacredness and the fatality of man's damnation to his own annihilation under the mirage of unbridled exploitation of nature still reach us? Is it still possible to re-evaluate the progress of modern man, in his negative, destructive aspects? Are not we currently witnessing, in the age of digital communication, the distancing of the human being from his own existential-spiritual foundations by assuming a model of machinal Super-man, technical in the operations of the mind but also of affectivity? Perhaps a reconsideration of the ontological and gnoseological position of modern man, anchored in the age of high-tech constructions and digital communications, could be inaugurated starting from the reinterpretation of the mythical-symbolic warnings of ancient meditation.

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Published

2020-12-18

How to Cite

Cucu, M., & Lenta, O. (2020). The Myth of Technology and The Risks of Desecration in Digital Media Communication. Postmodern Openings, 11(4), 183-192. https://doi.org/10.18662/po/11.4/229

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Theoretical articles