Another factor here tho, is the idea that machines save human labor hours and do jobs we simply cannot, thus allowing us time to think and devise new ways of solving problems because we are not working physically 16 hrs a day just to survive. So yes, I see how the above comparison is unfair. But simply allowing more of us to live on the planet is not necessarily a good thing ecologically. So is this way of life actually saving us? And if so, what?
Throw out a comment if the urge strikes ya... Soon then, MW out.