They  change from imperative propositions (“thou shalt”) to functional  if-then propositions. The commandment “thou shalt honor thy  father and mother” becomes advice for use: “If you want to eat  chicken soup, do this and this with the tin of chicken soup:" This  steady devaluing of behavior concludes with programs. In logically  constructed computer programs, there is no symbol for should. Accordingly,   it becomes clear that the tendency of instructions (and  of Western history as a whole) is toward a complete depoliticization   of all behavior and that when this goal is achieved, human  beings and their society will steer themselves automatically, like  a cybernetic system.
Flusser: Does Writing Have a Future? , p. 57