From the Accident of Art, by Virilio and Lotringer

" I think that movement is imperceptible without a fixed point. When I say a fixed point, by the way, it's a manner of speaking: It was the eye for the Renaissance. So let me say: without an anchor point. If everything is adrift, then nothing moves...

The great inventions are tragic, but we must not weep. We have to take them seriously. If you take them seriously, you fight. You don't accept them as facts. You get inside of them, and you fight them. For the moment we're not doing it. The ancients did it. Whether they were philosophers, painters, architects, the fought against technology and the fashioned something else out of it.

And things got better afterwards?"