Man, first carried by woman in the womb, has never slowed down. On the contrary, he mounted a horse then made trains then cars then planes then rockets. It seems man has an unappeasable desire for speed. This is what interests, and worries, the architect, phenomenologist, and theorist, Paul Virili
Among the foremost members of the Frankfurt School, Theodor Adorno launched a tirade against the modern world. With an arsenal of unsupported assertions strung together without obvious connecting elements, Adorno set out to critique what he called the "phantasmagoria" of commodity consumption.