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"The central facts of modern industrial technology are the displacement of men by machines, and the division of labour. Man as producer is fragmented and denied. The Australian labour force draws nearer the American model. Unskilled labouring and process work is vanishing. Technologists and social servicemen increase. Man returns to his pastoral beginning - except that, instead of shepherding unthinking animals he shepherds machines which calculate. Increasingly, no man can know or control the process of production; only the machines can do that. The area of choice and effective decision declines. Man is liberated from nature and enslaved by machines."

IAN, ALEXANDER HAMILTON TURNER - The Australian Dream