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Mads Qvortrup

take over the control of humans; Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is not that different from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator. Works of varying intellectual merit, to be sure, but both expressions of the same concern; that technologies have taken control – to the detriment, rather than to the benefit, of mankind. (A fact which, more than anything, is evident in the history of warfare. As military historian John Keegan (1993: 359–61) has shown, the increasing number of casualties in wars – civilian as well as non-civilian – is a direct consequence of technological

in The political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau