Talk About the Tower
Sir: It's not too difficult to understand why there are so many disturbed people like Charles Whitman [Aug. 12] in your technological society.
Education is geared to absorbing facts. Values are based on money, power and status. Life is ruthlessly competitive, yet morals rest on a Protestant puritanism demanding emotional restraint. Work and pleasure are largely directed by machines, and children are put into communication with machines too early, often as a substitute for human relationship. They may learn faster, but do they experience and feel more?