Technopolies: how technology has shaped the way we live
Though it cannot be denied that technology is ever changeing, it can also be concluded that technology will never fade away. It will always grow and improve upon its predecessors. It is a common function of life to advance and become more efficient. Evolution is one example. Species adjust to their environment in hopes of increasing efficiency and farmiliarness. Sme goes with technology, it grows with time. Ever since the cavemen learned how to hunt, we have studied and implemented various ways to gather. Yes, we may just go to the store and buy groceries. But the food had to come somewhere. THe fact of the matter is that it was gathered, just like the cavemen gathered. So, not only does technology change and improve, some technology does not ever go away. There are many examples in which old technology is never discovered. Some just don't have faith in old technology. But the Eqyptian build the pyramids (the theory goes "with the help of the aliens) with technologies that we have not even yet uncovered. So mustn't think of technology as a chronological order. But moreso a steady uncovering of our potential as human beings. I think that one of the major problems with technology is that it is look upon as a "cure all". We have become so heavily dependant on it that if it were abruptly taken out of society, we would be right back to where we started, all as hunter/gatherers. I think that we need to respect technology in such a way that we recognize that it is out own creation. In this, we must recognize that we are not perfect. Technology does shape the way we live. It seems like a form of out nature as humans. But therein lays a problem. We don't recognize it as a natural characteristic. We, as human, think that we are the ones that created advancement, and we think that we should get all of the credit and benefits. In a way, we should. But we must never faulter to remember that technology and te advancement of technology is a natural characteristic in nature. We must humble ourselves to the study because it has such an effect on the rest of the world. And in the wrong hands, technology can destroy us. So I say we proceed with unconditional caution when it comes to technology and understanding of nature.