This is how we develop the capacity for self-reflection; how we experiment, learn and develop our own beliefs, tastes, and preferences; how we exercise self-determination. Taylorism had its ups and downs across business schools, management consultancies, and factory floors throughout the twentieth century.
As a technology or management technique or system, Taylorism is obviously branded as a means. Humans have to become more standardized, removing serendipity and ambiguity from our interactions. A more vivid reminder of lost dreams will come in a few weeks: 2 March marks the 50th anniversary of the maiden flight of Concorde.
A critically important aspect of this type of techno-social engineering is the environmental nature of the means, the way in which the managers employing the management practices advocated by Taylor and adapted by Ford reconstructed the physical and social environments within which their workers worked.
Given historical precedent, one would have to assume it will be our worst qualities that are augmented. The question of its value has always been dependent on its application.