“Men become accustomed to listening to machines and talking to machines…no more face to face encounters, no more dialogue. In a perpetual monologue by which he escapes the anguish of silence and the inconvenience of neighbors, man finds refuge in the lap of technique, which envelops him in solitude and at the same time reassures him with all its hoaxes.”
Jacques Ellul. 1954
For the first time ever machines mediate human relationships and emotions. The digital-microelectronics is bridging the distance between the subject and the object, incorporating the machine into our body and our unconscious.