As writer and Tolkien fan Sean Thomason wrote on Twitter: “Impossible to overstate how much Tolkien would hate Elon Musk and his industrial tech empire. Tolkien didn’t even like trains. Regular ass steam engine TRAINS.”
While the extent of his aversion to technology is disputed by some Tolkein experts, the author developed a reputation thanks mainly to the correspondence documented in the 1981 volume The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien.
In a letter to his son written in 1944, he wrote: “How I wish the 'infernal combustion' engine had never been invented. Or (more difficult still since humanity and engineers in special are both nitwitted and malicious as a rule) that it could have been put to rational uses — if any.”
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