By Bernard Stiegler
Max Weber argued that the improvement of capitalism may bring about the innovative explanation and disenchantment of society: at the present time this approach is achieving its endpoint and capitalism is collapsing right into a traumatic form of irrationality. It engenders religious distress - a paralysis of the functionality of the human brain or spirit - the place cause disappears as a cause of desire, a ‘kingdom of ends’ in Kant’s experience. Absolute disenchantment afflicts all those that now not have something to anticipate from the advance of hyper-industrial society. people who find themselves determined develop into ‘desperados’, and they're turning into a growing number of numerous.
now not having whatever to count on skill, whilst, now not having whatever to worry. And the proliferating repressive mechanisms that are meant to deal with the consequences of this lack of authority grow to be much less and no more powerful. For such measures engender increasingly more the other of that for which they have been meant, yet in severe and completely irrational, unpredictable forms.
this can be the place we're at the present time: the technical approach of the hyper-industrial epoch can hold its strength purely as long as it's sponsored up by way of blind belief, yet this belief is undermined through the harmful irrationality stemming from the liquidation of the dominion of ends. From the instant this belief is misplaced, hyper-power is inverted into hyper-vulnerability and impotence. The lack of explanations of wish then expands, encompassing we all like a contagious disease. yet this ‘all’ is not any longer a ‘we’: it's a panic.