The following is written in the piece:
It has been said "if you feel like you’re in control, you’re not going fast enough." Such is the American dream. Its more than the simple territorial gain in manifest destiny. Its more than inalienable rights of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Our dream is drilled into us everyday, "it is imperative that we always, always , always further push the envelope." Consequently, we have succeeded - As the engineers say "smaller, better, faster." we are constantly on the verge of new discoveries, and with every progression a nifty new fad sweeps the nation and our unlimited wants become even more infinite while our extremely limited resources become even more scarce. In the 1800’s Thoreau said, "simplify, simplify, simplify," and now over 100 years later although everyone desires a slower tempo for their hectic lives we continuously speed up the pace. No one ever has a moment to
eathe and enjoy the beauty of life - which apparently is what we are all working so hard for to begin with. This technological invasion is closing in on us and there is no escape; soon the things we have made to better our lives will destroy us from within. I suppose it has always been inevitable to end this way with these cities built on sand nothing more than a vast technological wasteland as far as the eye can see. But why must we continue to help the process?