Our definition of design, as "the alternative to tradition", introduced design and tradition as two alternative ways to wholeness. Here tradition means relying on what we've inherited from the past, and relying on small changes and "the survival of the fittest"; design is the alternative, where we consciously and intentionally "make things whole". The point is that when tradition can no longer be relied on, design must be used. This pair of keywords allows us to understand the Modernity ideogram, and our situation or the "world problematique" in simple terms: We are no longer traditional; and yet we are not yet designing. We are caught up in an unstable way of evolving, where neither of the options work. Our technology is developed by design—and progressed at an accelerated rate; our culture (represented by the headlights) has remained traditional, and fallen behind.