Asymmetrical Aims of Culture and Technology

Technology moves rapidly forward, providing new options through speed and extended agency.
Culture (religion and tradition) remains slow, providing stability and attempting to secure identity against the void of meaninglessness.
When a culture uses technology, it adopts asymmetrical aims: to stabilize through speed. The problem manifests when converts leave rapidly: the speed of adoption is directly proportional to stabilization.

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