Another nice find from that site. Likely with strong influence from Endo sensei talking about the danger of becoming mechanical, I myself see how people show a tendency to become so, such as desiring to be told, desiring a formula or system by which they can act, desiring simplicity and ease, desiring power so that things are easy and simple, etc.:
Joseph Campbell, George Lucas and the Wachowski Brothers all use The Machine as a metaphor for evil. An important word of caution: although myth-makers often represent The Machine using mechanical devices, this is only a symbol. The path away from divinity is not the devices themselves, but the mechanization of human beings. Myth dramatizes the idea that people lose our “souls” when we surrender responsibility for our own lives in exchange for the advantages of the System – any system. The Deathstar symbolizes The Machine, but R2-D2 and green-bladed lightsabers symbolize machines used for good. The tool itself is neither good nor evil.