10 Genius quotes from Marshall McLuhan that will hack your mind.
Marshall Mcluhan was an absolute genius. He was a thinker and a technologist who was switched onto media in an insane way. He’s a total inspiration to me. These quotes from him are absolutely mind hacking.
Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.
As technology advances, it reverses the characteristics of every situation again and again. The age of automation is going to be the age of ‘do it yourself.’
Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today’s job with yesterday’s tools and yesterday’s concepts.
The spoken word was the first technology by which man was able to let go of his environment in order to grasp it in a new way.
The medium is the message. This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium — that is, of any extension of ourselves — result from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new technology.
As the unity of the modern world becomes increasingly a technological rather than a social affair, the techniques of the arts provide the most valuable means of insight into the real direction of our own collective purposes.
When producers want to know what the public wants, they graph it as curves. When they want to tell the public what to get, they say it in curves.
The photograph reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar.
The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist.
In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness.