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He makes two important points. First, risk is the consequence of human actions. 20 Whereas a historically significant event like the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 conjured punitive nature and divine providence, 14 Robert Levit the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011 initiated an additional crisis by unleashing sources of radiation not occurring in nature, which may be worse than the initial disaster. As important in Beck’s characterization of the relationship of risk to the transformative impacts of technical modernization is the fact of a global scale.
This is all only to say that while the idea of an individual unique being is not entirely meaningless—we uphold its various meanings every day, often in neo-theistic terms—the standing concepts of individual, subject, and group have been put back in play. And, so it seems, mysticism, animism, and vitalism are also back on the table. One last excursion into the lunatic seems pertinent here in order to understand a little more about how computation itself fits into this discussion. The five architects that I mentioned at the beginning of this essay—Hernan Diaz Alonso, David Ruy and Karel Klein (Ruy Klein), Tom Wiscombe, and Ben van Berkel—each privilege and explore computational work quite differently.
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