First, there was the planet.
Much much much much much later
Came the humans.
Later still, the humans made the machines
(was it gradually?)
the humans became enslaved to the machines
Humans apparently exist to serve the machines
(many humans have become machines)
The machines have enthralled & enslaved us
& inevitably, a few relevant quotations
“Modern man, the world eater, respects no space and no thing green or furred as sacred. The march of the machines has entered his blood.” ~ Loren Eisley, anthropologist
"It is easy for me to imagine that the next great division of the world will be between people who wish to live as creatures and people who wish to live as machines." — Wendell Berry, farmer, poet, philosopher