In the essay of this name, Hans Magnus Enzensberger (1988) writes that:
"Whether we realize it or not, the mind industry is growing faster than any other, not excluding armament. It has become the key industry of the twentieth century." (p.10)
"The mind industry's main business and concern is not to sell its product: it is to 'sell' the existing order, to perpetuate the prevailing pattern of man's domination by man, no matter who runs the society, and by what means. Its main task is to expand and train our consciousness - in order to exploit it." (p.14)
Fuller seems to attach no real importance to ideas of this kind which imply that the ideological components of industrialization are crucial rather than peripheral.
See also Robot Psychology, Reification.
THE FULLER MAP
© Paul Taylor 2001