One cannot help being suspicious that often the attraction of the computer-man idea is a flight from life and from humane experience into the mechanical and the purely cerebral.*
The more specific the vision, the more clear the path and the more potent the motivation. You choose your purpose and then you give your whole soul to that purpose. In due time, you’ll transform.**
My gut feeling is that the things that will move us into the possibility of being the most human we can be are likely to be more low-tech than high-tech: journals and pens, books, places of silence, spaces for making, disciplines and habits, mutual relationships.
if we get these things right then the high-tech stuff supports us and works for us, get it wrong and the technology crushes our less developed interior.
*From Erich Fromm’s The Revolution of Hope;
**From Ben Hardy’s Personality Isn’t Permanent.