To invent the sailing ship or the steamer is to invent the shipwreck. To invent the train is to invent the rail accident of derailent. To invent the family automobile is to produce the pile-up on the highway. To get what is heavier than air to take off in the form of an aeroplane or dirigible is to invent the crash, the air disaster.

Virilio, Paul: The Original Accident (2005)

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