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The Evil of banality in a wired world


“When the speed of technological change is so fast, yet seemingly so innocent, we cannot comprehend its true impact. In its wake, everything blurs.”

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Warwick McFadyen

www.theage.com.au

December 29, 2013

How is it possible to preach love in a wired world where we know drones are killing civilians?

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Illustration: Matt Davidson

I don’t want to know about evil/I only want to know about love. Yes, it sounds like someone has been at the bottom of the garden talking philosophy and teapots with the fairies. But a year such as the one about to end tends to ferment such thoughts.

I can’t take credit for the couplet, however. It was written by British songwriter John Martyn, who was known to having a liking for the odd reefer or three. (I saw him in concert in London years ago with a giant joint wedged into the neck of his guitar.)

But I digress. From the bottom of the garden to land’s end, metaphorically, where the time is out of joint. Shakespeare heaped the worries of the…

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