Marshall McLuhan 

A site containing TV and radio interviews with McLuhan, and article on McLuhan in Wired where these quotes appear:

I have no theories whatever about anything. I make observations by way of
discovering contours, lines of force, and pressures. I satirize at all times, and my hyperboles are as nothing compared to the events to which they refer.

and another here:

There are many people for whom ‘thinking’ necessarily means identifying with existing trends.

All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perception and arbitrary values,” wrote McLuhan, pointing out that electronic culture is no more corrupt in this sense than is print culture, or the preliterate culture of poetry, song, and myth. Language is a type of technology, too, McLuhan noted, anticipating and rejecting the moralism of modern-day
Luddites.

Control over change would seem to consist in moving not with it but ahead of it. Anticipation gives the power to deflect and control force.” By giving up our resistance and allowing our minds to travel ahead of the coming changes, McLuhan allowed some chance that we will rescue something of our humanity or invent something better to replace it.