(Plenary Lecture, 6th Social Ethics Society Conference, Secdea Resort, 2016)
For Martin Heidegger, the relation between modern technology and humans appears to be a technical one. Technology is firstly a means to an end. It can be roughly described in terms of the efficiency of devices. But Heidegger finds this description inadequate. Modern technology, for Heidegger, in fact, is a mode of revealing. Man, he argues, is entrapped in this mode of being in the world which he calls Gestell or Enframing.