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Interview with Peter Sloterdijk: “Knowledge creates more knowledge, money more money” – this is how philosopher Sloterdijk sees the future

Peter Sloterdijk

“The ethics for the new century are articulated between increasing disaster stress and the resulting growing expectations of technical assistance.”

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At some point during the conversation Peter Sloterdijk escapes: “My God, you keep asking until I really transform myself into an oracle.” The interactions between technology and people are so dynamic, spiral and contradictory that even a world interpreter like the philosophizing one The bestselling author sometimes feels like an oracle.

And yet, of course, Sloterdijk has much more than just guesswork as to where technology will lead mankind. As quickly becomes clear in conversation.

Mr Sloterdijk, many people are afraid of technological changes. Why?
Fear of change is nothing new. If it is not of a general cultural nature, it is ultimately based on the Christian tradition. One speaks of God’s creation – and the devil’s contribution. This results in a suitable title for the novel – along with the hint that inventions after the sixth day of creation are suspected of being diabolical additives to a perfect creation. That makes neophobia plausible.

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