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Monday, July 09, 2007

Answering Tim Bryce: THE ADVERSE EFFECTS OF TECHNOLOGY

Today, our society is driven by technology...

as it always was and always will be.
Today's technology is a computer, yesterday's technology was the wheel or a steam machine, or whatever else...


Consequently, we tend to under utilize or abuse the technology...

Some great inventions failed to look great till somebody knew how to use them.
No great invention is great unless you understand how and where to use it.


Perhaps the biggest difference between the 20th century and the 21st is how technology has changed the pace of our lives. We now expect to communicate with anyone on the planet in seconds, not days...

Because WE CAN. And you are right, it is not a body language anymore, because we communicate more and more with the brain and less and less with the body.
Physically we cannot be everywhere, virtually we can.
We are not 100% used to it.
We are still the sons of the physical generation, when we communicated with the eyes (and I am Italian, we still communicate a lot with the hands).
There was the story of the Italian waiter asked where the bathroom was. "sorry, I cannot tell you, my hands are full of dishes..."


Personally, we tend to live for today, as opposed to planning for tomorrow. This mindset concerns me greatly.


I personally live mostly for tomorrow. Dreams are everything in my life.
Without a tomorrow life would be too dull and boring.
But, as before, there are people who are happy with much less, like the latest model of portable phone or a new video game.
They can live for the present, because the present offers them what they are looking for.
But those are not technologically driven people, they are just brainwashed maket driven people.
Technology needs them, who otherwise would pay for technology?
If you enjoy more in creating than in using, where do you find the money to create?



What if someone pulled the plug on our technology?

Nobody will.
They will find something else in the place of oil to produce enough electricity to produce all the useless stuff the useless people need.
We need to pay for the future of technology, don't we?


Because of the domination of technology, people have allowed their socialization skills to slip. Small things, such as common courtesy, appearance, and our ability to network with others, have all deteriorated in the workplace.

But people are wonderful in socializing with the virtual world for example of video games.
When the world goes virtual, thanks to technology, people have to adapt, again, people have to consume, so that we find the money so that technology can go on.
At the needed speed of course.

We need to create sick people in order to have a healthy economy, don't we?
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