• Triumphs against the natural order of living exact unforeseen payments. At the same time that man attempts to straighten a crooked nature, he is striving to annihilate space, which seems but another phase of the war against substance. We ignore the fact that space and matter are shock absorbers; the more we diminish them the more we reduce our privacy and security.

    Richard M. Weaver (2013). “Ideas Have Consequences: Expanded Edition”, p.155, University of Chicago Press