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   We now have steel wings instead   of hands and   a fiery motor instead of heart

 

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From the Russian anthem of aviators, 1930s

 

 

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It took us a hard lesson to understand that

heart   was more important than the fiery motor..

 

From the Russian article in 1980s

 

 

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Life sometimes imitates art.   But even more it imitates   another life, something   other people did before. In the US we currently are experiencing the revival of the Stalinesque- oriented   approach to technology. Many years ago, in the   formerly agrarian country   the people   started to build a new order and a new state with the first goal of industrialization.    It was very difficult to do and   in order to support themselves they   had created a culture of   nearly   mythological   enthusiasm when   their new achievements, those machines, those   great planes, locomotives, cars and tanks were   described as    the ones alive while people, on the other hand were described as   ones possessing   the features of mechanical nature. They invented such   descriptions as "iron horse' for the tractor and "birds of freedom' for airplanes, also "man of steel' for   their leader and "the everlasting nails' for the members of the leading party. They were naïve and   easygoing   and hopeful and it took them a lot of time to understand   that   such   exercises dehumanized them and made them   tools of   the very deep- rooted malice.   But eventually they figured it out. We here are only starting. Of course, we will have our own twist; we are the land of opportunity after all. Here are some.

 

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The writer is 57 years old, semi- retired engineer, PhD, PE, CEM. I write fiction on a regular basis and I am also 10 years on OEN.


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