Technopoly Everywhere Around Us
Technopoly to me is a never-ending process. Technology is always developing more and more as time passes us by. It has come to the point that the mass amount of human beings in the world are never content with what they already have. There is always a drive to be better and more powerful. It has always been this way since the beginning of time which can date all the way back to the Pyramids of Giza, the bigger it is symbolizes the more powerful and the hierarchy of the structure is. Today we can see technology drive by looking at our daily uses such as a computer, every year there is a faster and better model, a computer that you got 3 years ago would be completely outdated in comparison to the models that came out this year.
All this change and drive for better technology does not seem to faze us much. In fact it seems that we all change our interactions as technology changes around us. It is apparent that our esthetics has changed throughout time with technology. What was once a standard in teaching of architectural concepts such as what they taught in the Ecole des Beaux-arts is now obsolete. Today the beauty of architecture has changed due to modern technology; it is rare to see columns for buildings that have been built the past decade, which was something that was standard for buildings back then.
Nature has been changed drastically through technology. Through technology I believe we have gotten a better a better understanding of nature, but also through nature we have gotten a better understanding of technology. Everything goes hand in hand when dealing with technology and nature. When one-thing changes about technology, everything shifts through nature, whether it is something we can see with our naked eyes or not. One thing that I have been noticing a lot more is global warming. The past couple days the temperature has been pretty nice, the other day it was in the mid 60s. This was shocking considering by the end of November it should at least be in its 20s. This is huge thing that has changed with the environment around us throughout history due to technology.
Technopoly is something that affects us daily. It may seem that it affects us very little, but in reality if you look back at all the changes throughout history there has been a big change on how we live our lives. We all need to start re-considering our daily agendas and start thinking about how our activities effect the environment around us. I do strongly believe that as technology changes, everything else around us shifts in its own way. Technology may make our lives easier temporarily, but there are a lot of negative long run effects if we are not careful.