Alienation is at the heart of our scientific power technique. Our scientific specialisation has first fractured human beings and human experience into clear areas of study, with their own specialisations, reducing the study of human beings into the facets of the human studied, by the methods of the discipline.
Then the quantitative habit of positivist sciences abstracts human beings and human experience into functional abstractions which allow the projection and reduction of the phenomenon measured onto scalar measurements. This has logically led to the engineering of man as facets, utilising statistical methods as the means of defining arbitrary norms and for dealing with populations which deviate from these norms.
It inevitably drove us to the systems thinking phase, which attempts to bring some manner of reintegration of phenomenon, to the thing controlled or at least the control systems of the thing. Now we are rediscovering human beings with multidisciplinary systems thinking. We have defined human beings as a multilayered multi-loci cybernetic bio-logical network.
Modern biomedicine is completely enmeshed in this way of thinking. The alienated human being is no longer able to define itself; it is already defined as a stack and network of processes, control loops and layered interlocked systems. The modern human being is now defined completely, in systems thinking, in terms of control.
— Alex Carberry, 9/12/2022