We tend to think that technological progress is making us more resilient, but it might be making us more vulnerable
with each new generation of technological innovation, we edge closer and closer towards an age of sublimity. What’s less obvious in all this are the hidden, often surprising risks. … Just as technology pacifies once-dangerous events, sometimes the needle swings in the other direction. Call it a reverse sublime, a return of the repressed: a thing that was once safe becomes dangerous.