Karl Marx believed in the theory of Dialectical Materialism. The "commodities" such as the machines, technology and workers are the capitalism's mean of production. Each piece has a place in the structure. The workers do not generally own the machines that he or she works on nor does he/she create the technology. He/she are merely parts or cogs in the great workings of the structure.
This concept is very instantly recognizable in Chapter 8
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"Man is dominated by the making of money, by acquisition as the ultimate purpose of his life. Economic acquisition is no longer subordinated to man as the means for the satisfaction of his material needs. This reversal of what we should call the natural relationship, so irrational from a naive point of view, is evidently as definitely a leading principle of capitalism as it is foreign to all peoples not under a capitalist influence"