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October 21, 2020 95 mins

On the conclusion of To Live and Die in Technopolis, our inaugural series on technique, we ask a single question that'll get us going for 90 minutes, we insist that we're realists, not pessimists, we paint two very different portraits of two very different phenomena of the same name, and we get a bit excited there at the end.

1. Introduction (0:50)

2. "Continuation or Revolution?" through characteristics of technique (3:42)

3. Four characteristics of pre-18th century technique (10:14)
3.1 Only applied to limited fields, and to a limited number of fields;
3.2 Economy of tools and means used;
3.3 Spread limited in space and time;
3.4 The possibility of choice.

4. Seven characteristics of post-18th century technique (35:59)
4.1 Rationality;
4.2 Artificiality;
4.3 An obligation to default to technique;
4.4 Self-expanding;
4.5 Unicity and indivisibility;
4.6 Universalism;
4.7 Autonomy.

5. Conclusion (1:32:26)
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