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The cycle of the machine is now coming to an end. Man has learned much in the hard discipline and the shrewd, unflinching grasp of practical possibilities that the machine has provided in the last three centuries: but we can no more continue to live in the world of the machine than we could live successfully on the barren surface of the moon.

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Lewis Mumford

Lewis Mumford (October 19, 1895 - January 26, 1990) was an American historian of technology and science. Particularly noted for his study of cities and urban architecture, he had a tremendously broad career as a writer that also included a period as an influential literary critic. Mumford was influenced by the work of Scottish theorist Sir Patrick Geddes

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    機械のサイクルは今や終わりに近づいています。人間は、この3世紀に機械が提供してきた実用的な可能性を、厳しい規律と鋭敏で揺るぎない知識で多く学んできました。月面。

    机器的周期现在即将结束。人在严格的纪律和对机器在过去三个世纪中提供的实际可能性的精明,坚定的掌握中学到了很多东西:但是我们不能继续生活在机器世界中,而不能像在贫瘠的土地上成功地生活一样。月球表面。

    機器的周期現在即將結束。人在嚴格的紀律和對機器在過去三個世紀中提供的實際可能性的精明,堅定的掌握中學到了很多東西:但是我們不能繼續生活在機器世界中,而不能像在貧瘠的土地上成功地生活一樣。月球表面。

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