Our World does not have to be complex. We cannot live without machines, but they do not have to dominate our lives. We can make them serve our needs to live a simpler but a more permanently productive life. Machines can multiply our efforts without mastering our lives. Machines can help us build a Village.
The Village can nurture our sense of each other and the knowledge that we do not live alone. It will not replace the global world but it will give those who wish it the power to live with the world without being a slave in the world. It takes the Village to make a human community.