"The illusion of modernity was to believe that the more we grew, the more separate objectivity and subjectivity would become, thus creating a future radically different from our past… At the very least, I hope to have convinced the reader that, if we are to meet our challenge, we will not meet it be considering artefacts as things. They deserve better. They deserve to be housed in our intellectual culture as full-fledged social actors. Do they mediate our action? No, they are us."

— Bruno Latour, Pandora’s Hope p214