Technology makes us human, Neil MacGregor revisited.
One of my favourite books is A history of the World in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor. I’m also a fan of the British Museum where MacGregor has the small role of Museum Director. One quote really stands out for me and keeps me thinking and rethinking our relationship with technology:
“From the point where our ancestors started making tools, people have been unable to survive without the things they make; in this sense, it is making things that makes us human.”
A history of the World in 100 Objects. p.13