1st principle of the Technetronic Society: "Something ought to be done because it is technically possible to do it."
E.g: If it is possible to build nuclear weapons, they must be built even if they might destroy us all.
2nd principle: "Maximal efficiency & output over all else".
The objective metrics that run our modern societies are essentially only concerned with *quantities*: (More GDP, Growth, Consumption, Production = Better). Few raise the question of *quality*, or what the increase in quantity is good for ~ leading to imbalances in the system.