Subterranean Technologies

Martial arts and state-of-the-art technologies have value only because they create the possibility of bringing together worker and warrior masses of a new type. The shared line of flight of the weapon and the tool: a pure possibility, a mutation. There arise subterranean, aerial, submarine technicians who belong more or less to the world order, but who involuntarily invent and amass virtual charges of knowledge and action that are usable by others, minute but easily acquired for new assemblages.

A Thousand Plateaus p. 403. Translation of Mille Plateaux, vol. 2 of Capitalisme et Schizophrénie. Trans. Brian Massumi. London: The Athlone Press ltd., 1988. 1992.

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