Technology: Now Vs. Then
Nowadays in our human inhabited world, we have machines instead of human force. We have screwdrivers and hammers, laser cutting machines instead of regular sharp edges to do the cutting for us. From the caveman days where they use rocks and wood to make utensils and weapons to the year 2006 where eveythng is manufactured by factories and inspected by machines not the human eye.
Back then caveman used rocks to cut and sharpen things, regular rocks that were sanded down to have a sharp ege. And that did the job, it can cut hide, leather and many other things back then, but why is it now in 2006 people need to make things so much more complicated? Cuttery is an art now, there are millions of knives produced and there are too many kinds of cuttery that you can use to get one single cutting job done. In my opinion technology complicates things but does not change the natural order of a certain object. Like cutting objects, back then it was a stick with a rock on top or just a sharp rock. Now we have numerous styles of knives and cuttery but they still keep there function, to be able to cut.
Technology complicates things but at the same time simplifies things. Sounds confusing...?And it is confusing when you come to think of it. The process of creating a knife in the caveman age were so simple, just sharpen a rock and it cuts. Now you have machines that produce stainless steel knives that don't get rusty or dented, but they still cut and more efficiently. They even have knives that are pocket sized to your convienence.
Assorted colors to your liking, they were made to cater to your liking, preference. But is the process of producing this small, compact knife simplicity or just plain confusing? To create something so nice and simple, but you find that it is the difficult, winding part that we overlook. Thats why technology seems to make things more simpler for us but truly its a trick to the eye. You see the end product, something so simple that you can imagine yourself producing something exactly like it. But do you know the whole process of producing this object? The machines that are needed to cut the material, the knowledge needed to build the machine itself and the tools to make the machine, in order to produce the cute pocket knife.
So I question, has technology changed our world to simplicity or just made it more complicated?